Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone and the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive have launched the Social Media Campaign #TeachMeAsMe to promote individuality in schools.
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:
“The #TeachMeAsMe campaign was formed due to the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive identifying individuality as a key aspect of equality in schools. They want schools to be inspired to improve their stance on individuality by highlighting all the positive examples of how schools can support individuality.
“I believe that the most important aspect of listening to young people is ensuring that their voices are heard, taken seriously and most importantly, that young people feel that positive sense of equality and individuality in schools. #TeachMeAsMe aims to do just that.”
Competition for Students
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 is running 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.
How to Enter
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, 8th November 2019.
• €250 one-for-all voucher – group video
• €50 one-for-all voucher – photo
• €100 one-for-all voucher – individual video
More information can be found on the Comhairle na nÓg website https://www.comhairlenanog.ie/ .