Irish Traveller Movement – Yellow Flag Programme:

Blakestown Community School has been selected to join the Yellow Flag Programme in September 2021.  The Yellow Flag Programme was developed by the Irish Traveller Movement and is a national programme. In Fingal the programme is supported by the Integration Officer with funding from the Community Development Office. It is running in several schools and provides a practical series of 8 steps that brings issues of interculturalism, equality and diversity into the whole school-based programme and allows schools to apply them in the day to day running of the school. It works with students, staff management, parents and wider community groups so that issues of diversity and equality are not merely seen as “school subjects” but can be understood and taken outside the school setting into the community. Like the Green Schools Programme, the Yellow Flag is an award scheme. On successfully completing the 8 steps and an external review, the school is awarded the Yellow Flag in recognition of its work in promoting diversity and inclusion.

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