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Preparing for Rith 2018
Preparing for the Rith
- Buy a kilometre for your school on www.rith.ie or by calling Rith’s office at 01 4757401
- Organise a competition in the school with the winner selected to carry the Rith baton when Rith 2018 reaches your school kilometre
- Download the Rith 2018 school support pack
- Make welcoming signs for the community and disperse them in your town or community. We’ve included some templates in the school support package.
- Design and make a Flag to welcome Rith 2018. What not get an old sheet and colour it in [See www.rith.ie re a special flag competition]
- Organise a welcoming sign for Rith 2018 at the edge of your town
- Hang ‘Bunting’ along the route of Rith 2018
- Design some props to welcome Rith 2018
- Talk to your local radio stations about Rith 2018
- Put a notice about Rith 2018 in your local newspaper and in the parish newsletter
- Distribute information leaflets about Rith 2018 in your area, especially around the event route
- Distribute information leaflets about Irish language services and classes in your area
- Design and wear T-Shirts, Hats etc. for Rith 2018
- Learn the Rith song from our inaugural festival in 2010
Participation in the Rith
- Run your own kilometre with a group of students, with one person selected to run with the baton!
- Organise groups of students to line the route supporting the runners
- Face painting
- Dress up in costumes of fancy dress and
- Do the “Haka Gaelach”. Teach the words and actions. The details are in the school support package. Tip! Google the term “Haka Gaelach”!
- Make noise! ( Bodhrán, drums, shakers &rl)
- If Rith 2018 reaches you after dark…glow sticks, torches, candles, lanterns, hi-viz clothing &rl
- Cheerleaders with Pom Poms agus streamers
- Organise music and amplify it with a sound system
- Create pride in the Irish language and your town/county. Wear your county colours!
- Create some atmosphere with a megaphone to motivate the crowd
- Speak Irish to everyone that you meet!
- Take lots of photos – Rith 2018 will have a photo competition for the best photo