Proclamation Day 2016

Oatlands celebrates the Centenary of the Rising  - 15th March 2016.

We started to prepare for Proclamation Day after the Defence Forces visited and presented the school with the National Flag and a copy of the 1916 Proclamation last year.

The teachers and children studied the Proclamation and the history of the events of 1916 and then worked to draft and produce a 2016 Proclamation for a New Generation, reflecting the values and hopes of this generation.

This was read out by the students, and the celebrations to mark the event also featured music and song and a raising of the tricolour by Br. De Barra to huge applause!