Proclamation Day in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes.
15th March 2016
Scoil Mhuire Lourdes celebrated Proclamation Day in style. Captain Deirdre Carbery of the U.N. school in the Curragh visited the school. She addressed all classes about army life and the role of women in the Defence Forces. The pupils also got a chance to speak with Private Doyle and sit in the army jeep!
Board of Management, Parents Association and school volunteers all attended the ceremony at 11.30a.m. Especially welcome were some Brigidine Sisters who had taught in the school.
Principal Anne Kennelly welcomed Pupils, Staff and Guests – members of Board of Management, Parents Association and volunteers.
The flag was raised by Principal, Anne Kennelly and Deputy Principal, Mrs. Cullen, after which Amrhán na bhFiann was sung with gusto by all present.
The school proclamation, written by the pupils themselves was read out by Amy Denton, Alannah Garry, Mary Lacey Rellis and Sophie Hennessy.
A rousing rendition of “Irelands Call” concluded the formal part of the ceremony.
Guests were then invited to view a sample of projects/work that were on display throughout the school.
Scroll down to read Our School Proclamation
Slideshow 1: Our Day of Commemoration
Slideshow 2: Displays
Our School Proclamation
We the pupils of Scoil Mhuire Lourdes call on all Irish citizens in the name of God and all our ancestors, who showed us how to be Irish, to support Ireland and all that is Irish.
We believe in equal opportunities and civil rights for all – regardless of age, ability, colour, race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation or wealth. We are determined to create an Ireland which shows tolerance and respect for all our citizens.
We declare our pride in Ireland. We honour and respect our flag as a sign of independence and freedom. We honour the men and women who have worked for democracy and peace throughout our country. We pledge to work for peace, justice and happiness on this island of Ireland. As a member of the EU we appreciate the support of a larger, peaceful community and pledge our support for other countries. As a member of the UN, our army shall be enforcers of peace and stability where needed in the world.
We cherish all the people in Ireland and believe that they have the right to a home suitable to their needs, good quality education, appropriate healthcare when needed and to live in a safe environment. We promise to fight for better resources to provide adequate housing, education, healthcare and law enforcement.
We respect our environment and are proud of this beautiful country.
All people should have the chance to be happy, to be able to be themselves and to express themselves without criticism.
This is our hope for all our people everywhere.
Ar aghaidh le chéile”.