Proclamation Day Tuesday March the 15th

As you are aware, 2016 is the 100th year anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The teachers and the children have been making a great effort to both commemorate this historical event and to ultimately develop the children’s knowledge of how our nation was formed. Schools from all over the country will remember the Easter Rising on Tuesday the 15th of March. This day will be known as Proclamation Day.

In Scoil Ghráinne, we hope to have an outdoor assembly to commemorate the Easter Rising. The day will commence with the raising of the tricolour flag and the singing of “Amhrán na bhFiann”. Once the tricolour has been raised, a series of presentations will take place from the children. These presentations will showcase the hard work, commitment and effort of the students.

As mentioned, we hope to have an outdoor assembly. It would be a long time to expect children to sit on the ground, so we would ask that all parents provide a cushion or a pillow for your child/children to bring to school. This is to ensure that they can sit comfortably for the duration of the assembly. Your child may bring this cushion to school at your earliest convenience and it will be returned after Proclamation Day.

The outdoor assembly is weather permitting. If the weather is not suitable for outdoor activities we will move our celebrations to the school hall.

This is a very special event for the school community and for the country as a whole. To help commemorate and celebrate this historical event, we would like to invite all parents and guardians to attend this assembly. The assembly will commence at 9.15 am and it will last approximately one hour. We would be extremely grateful if you would attend this assembly and show your support for the hard work and enthusiasm displayed by the children while learning about this topic.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and we look forward to seeing you at our Proclamation Day assembly on Tuesday March the 15th at 9.15 am.

Go raibh míle maith agat don am a thug tú chun an litir seo a léamh. Táimid ag súil go mór leis an lá.

Thanks and kind regards,

The 1916 committee