rang1916Like many good ideas nowadays that have their genesis on social media, this idea began with a conversation on Twitter. Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher), a teacher in St. Peter’s Primary School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, was suggesting a common hashtag for schools to share all of the class work they were doing in connection with the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

Ciara suggested using #Rang1916 for this purpose. I thought it was a great idea and began to start using the hashtag. So, we are encouraging teachers from all levels to start using #Rang1916 when they are sharing all of their 1916 class work on all forms of Social Media eg. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

Likewise, if you come across a great resource/website that teachers could use in class when dealing with the 1916 Rising, please consider using #Rang1916 so that all of these great resources can be collated and shared by all.