6th Class go on a 1916 historic walk of Dublin
Raising the National Flag
Proclamation for a New Generation
We, the children of Ireland, proclaim a peaceful republic. We pledge to remain peaceful, no matter the trials we face, and to provide aid to countries in need. Ireland will be a country safe for its children to live and prosper in, a country of no crime or bloodshed.
We wish to grow and live in a country where every person is treated equally. We hereby proclaim a new, kind society, irrespective of gender, race or ancestry. In this country, all religions and none will be respected.
Every child in Ireland will be entitled to a free education of a high standard, from pre-school years to university. Every person in this country will have a chance to go to university or get a job, whether you are rich or poor.
We endeavour to live in an inclusive society, where no one is bullied, isolated or alienated. As children we are entitled to a government which recognises the need to foster, promote and protect positive mental health in our schools and society at large.
We hereby proclaim the right of the children of Ireland to be provided with solutions and facilities for social issues such as homelessness, violence and substance abuse. Every citizen will have a place to call home and enough food and water to survive and to thrive.
We hereby demand urgent government action to end childhood obesity. We recognise that excess weight in childhood can have serious health consequences both in childhood and later life. The importance of physical education in schools and following a healthy, nutritious diet needs to be underlined. We, the children of Ireland, want to live in a Healthy Ireland – a country where people are healthy at all stages of life.
We proclaim our right to Ireland’s land and water – its lakes and rivers, and its entire shoreline. We pledge to protect our country from pollution, and to fight climate change.
An Ghaeilge will remain the first official language. We pledge to love and respect our native tongue as a living, breathing thing. In order to revitalise and support the use of our language for future generations, we encourage investment, especially in pre-school settings where we believe positive experiences and positive attitudes can be nurtured through the use of drama, song, games and the use of information technology.
Our country's unique history can be signified by our beautiful and diverse culture – our music, mythology, literature and our native tongue – all of which we pledge to keep faith with and foster.
It is in pride and love of our country that we stand united. Is ar scath a cheile a mhaireann na daoine.
On behalf of a new generation: St. Senan’s Primary School, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Republic of Ireland.
Date: 15th March 2016.