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.



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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