Sample Flag Day Event
The below are some ideas and templates that may be of assistance to your school when holding your Flag Day events. These ideas and templates have been taken from previous schools who have held similar events and we hope these are of help and inspiration to you.
If you would like to use your activities as part of your Gaisce Bronze Award please see further information on this HERE
Preparation for Flag Day Event
Register with the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation to receive your free Fundraising Pack which will include lapel pins to see for projects or charities of your choice.
Form an event planning committee, allow the students to take ownership of this – This committee should be broadly advertised within the school and be fully inclusive of all the school population
If you wish set up a social media presence for your day
Research and decide upon which charity or project you would like your fundraising to go towards
Your event should be exactly what your school wants, below are just some ideas but we encourage schools and students to be as creative as possible.
Ask all nationalities within your school if they would like to do a little information sheet or speech on the day about their heritage and what the Flag of their other country means to them, also what the Irish Flag means to them.
Ask all students in your school to bring something which reminds them of a country they have an affinity or relationship with, this could be an item of clothing, food or an object. These countries could be a student’s place of birth, their parent’s place of birth, their grandparents place of birth or even where they have family members. This can then form a display.
Music have been found to be a great source of inclusion and having music from different nations which are represented in the school as part of your event.
Having a display board where all nationalities of the school are mentioned alongside one word that they associate with the Irish Flag.
A flag raising ceremony either inside or outside of the school has allows formed part of previous events.
Follow up from Flag Day
Send the Foundation details of your event, money raised and who it was raised for.
Enter the KerryGroup Awards and Scholarship Programme, full details of which are available HERE
Present your charity or project with the money raised for Flag Day