In conjunction with Show Racism The Red Card and with support from Wicklow Co. Council’s ARDS committee, Wicklow Travellers Group developed an Anti Discrimination Pack. This was launched in Colaiste Chill Mhantain in December 2011. A representative from all the schools (both primary and secondary) and Youthreaches in Co. Wicklow were invited to the launch. The speakers were Garrett Mullen (Co-ordinator of Show Racism The Red Card), Una McDonald (HSCL & Yellow Flag Co-ordinator in Colaiste Chill Mhantain), Bridget Connors and Anne Shelly-Lacey (Wicklow Travellers Group) and Paula Madden (Co-ordinator of the I.T.M Yellow FlagProgramme).
Packs were given to school reps who attended the launch and sent by post to other schools in Co. Wicklow. It is hoped that through the information provided in the packs, schools will get involved in diversity and equality work by entering the Show Racism The Red Card annual Creative Competition and engaging in the Yellow Flag Programme.
Wicklow Travellers Group also offer training and information sessions about diversity and Traveller culture to schools and other organisations. School groups are also welcome to visit the centre by arrangement.
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