Piloting Yellow Flag Programme

The Yellow Flag programme was successfully piloted by the Irish Traveller Movement in 4 schools, 2 Primary & 2 Secondary in the academic year Sept 2008 to June 2009. All 4 schools were then awarded a Yellow Flag which was presented by Minister Hannifin at an awards ceremony in Trinity College Dublin in October 2009 in recognition of their work around diversity & social inclusion. A research report on the pilot & a handbook for future schools was also published during 2009. These can both be viewed in the 'About Yellow Flag' section.
A roundtable discussion was also held in December 2008 to bring together key stakeholders to support the development of the programme. This can be downloaded from the link below.


The Yellow Flag Programme must be supported in becoming a national programme. It must be mainstreamed. From there, it will have the capacity to do for diversity what another marvellous programme, the Green Schools/Green Flag Programme, has achieved for environmental awareness among the huge constituency of children, parents, teachers, and communities which it reaches out to so effectively across the State

Michael D Higgins, 25th of May 2011