Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, and the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive today launched the Social Media Campaign #TeachMeAsMe to promote individuality in schools.
The campaign is a result of Dáil na nÓg 2017, where young people voted for Equality in Schools as the most pressing topic for young people in Ireland. Individuality was identified as a key aspect of promoting equality in schools, and the #TeachMeAsMe campaign aims to start a national conversation about the importance of respecting the individuality of young people.
Launching the campaign, Minister Zappone said:
Students can also enter a competition aiming to find the best examples of schools around the country supporting their students in expressing their individuality. The campaign runs from 7th October 2019 to 8th November 2019. Students can send in a video or photograph reflecting what individuality means to them and what their schools have done to promote it.
Young people and adults in the education space are encouraged to share campaign videos using the hashtag #TeachMeAsMe.
Young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are encouraged to submit a one minute video or a photo after watching the ‘’How To’’ video made by the National Executive. Each entry must be accompanied by a parental consent form and an assent form.
Entries can be submitted as a (i) Group Video, (ii) Photograph or (iii) Individual Video.
The competition closes on Friday, 8 November 2019.
More information can be found on the Comhairle na nÓg website www.comhairlenanog.ie.