What is the yellow flag??
The Yellow Flag Programme provides a practical series of 8 steps that brings issues of interculturalism, equality and diversity into the whole-school programme and allows schools to apply them to 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 everyone’s personal lives.
The Yellow Flag programme is an award scheme, therefore; on completing these steps, and being assessed externally, the school is awarded its “Yellow Flag” in recognition of its work in promoting diversity & inclusion. To find out more click Yellow Flag.
We celebrated another great Intercultural week in December again this year. Children learned a great deal about one particular country in their classes. Then on the ‘Day of travel’ children used their passports and traveled around the school to learn about other countries’ cultures and nationalities. We also had a food fair, where children brought in traditional food from their countries and set up a table in the hall to allow everyone to taste the variety of foods. The parents association were a great help in organizing this with the student council and as always it was a roaring success. The children were so eager to explain the work that went into their foods and it was lovely to see everyone trying everything and finding new things they liked.