Flag Day

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Flag Day 2021

The Foundation's Annual Flag Day will take place on the eve of St. Patrick's Day March 16th 2021.

We are delighted that our nationwide network of secondary schools has continued to grow year on year and we hope that as many of these schools as possible will be in a position to take part in a socially distant or virtual Flag Raising Ceremony, as we hope will many of our supporters from organisations around the country such as the G.A.A, the Mental Health Commission, SIPTU and the NAPD.

Flag Packs will be posted out to registered schools in early March and will include:

  • An Irish Flag which has been flown from 33 The Mall.
  • Lesson Plans devised by the History Teachers Association of Ireland (HTAI)
  • A sample plan & ideas on how to celebrate Flag Day in your school to ensure all students will feel included in the celebrations.

To assist you in your classes, we are thrilled to work with the Irish Independent and the History Teachers Association of Ireland on lesson plans this year due to be published in The People's Flag pull out supplement on March 12th. Teaching resource information such as previous lesson plans can be found here.

This year we are delighted to be working once again with Gaisce - President's Award, which allows your students to earn their Bronze Award while taking part in Flag Day. Below is a sample plan to follow to allow your students earn their Gaisce Award, however this can be changed in any way to suit your timetable as long as it is 13 weeks long.