The pressure on teachers, parent and students to participate in commercial schemes is considerable.This is due to
- Acute resource shortages in curricular areas such as P.E. and ICT.
- High-profile publicity campaigns in the media featuring celebrity sports and television personalities.
- A lack of awareness about the extent, motivation and dangers of commercial schemes.
Latest School Policy Update:
Plás Mhuire Boys National School’s
Policy on Commercialism.
Yet schools communities throughout Ireland have the power to reject commercial exploitation and offer students an advertising-free environment in which to learn. The Campaign for Commercial-Free Education aims to support and promote schools that take a stance in this regard. View our template policy on commercialism in schools.
What you can do.