Gaelscoil de hÍde receives national flag

The pupils, staff and parents of Gaelscoil de hÍde were delighted to welcome members of the Defence Forces to the Gaelscoil recently. They presented the national flag to the school and it was accepted on behalf of the school by Leon, Rang 6 and Zoey, Rang Naíonáin Bheaga. This was part of the Government’s commemoration of the 1916 Rising and it also celebrated 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

  All children, staff and parents enjoyed the special ceremony during which the children were taught about how the national flag should be cared for and the protocol that surrounds the vibrant symbol of the national flag.

  Síoda and Ruairí, Rang 6, read a section from the Proclamation (Forógra na hÉireann) and the senior pupils played and sang Amhrán na bhFiann. This was followed by a lively question and answers where children’s questions regarding the Defence Forces, 1916, and the national flag were answered. The pupils in the middle and senior classes had prepared projects on the Easter Rising 1916 and these were on display for the occasion.

  Gaelscoil de hÍde will raise the national flag during a special ceremony on March 15th 2016 – Proclamation Day. The children will have written their own proclamation reflecting the values, ideas and aspirations of pupils now.