The Campaign for Commercial-Free Education (Ireland) was established in 2005 to address the increasing advertising and sale of commercial products in Irish schools. It is a grassroots body of teachers, parents and concerned individuals who believe that students should not be subject to commercial marketing during school time.
The Campaign for Commercial-Free Education will promote student-centred education, media awareness and the democratic mission of schools where students are considered citizens and not consumers.
The Campaign will seek to raise awareness of commercial presence in schools through the media, at local level meetings and through representative organisations. It will support and publicise those schools who refuse to allow commercial access to students in their care.
This website provides a national forum at which commercial schemes may be critically assessed, arguments against commercialism explained, information and research disseminated and a link provided to the international movement for commercial-free education.
We welcome all views, comments or requests for information. Click here to contact an officer from the Campaign for Commercial-Free Education.