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Environmental Youth Speak 2021

This popular annual competition is designed to give Primary and Secondary school pupils their say on current environmental topics.

The 2021 competition was held virtually this year and the topics were “Plastic Pollution. What is the Solution?” for the junior section and “There’s a Climate Emergency. What can I do about it?” for the senior section.

Participating schools posted their representative’s speech on their web sites and a panel of three judges viewed each speech remotely.

The judges chose Isabella from St Moninna’s Primary School Cloughoge as this year’s junior winner and Lucy from Assumption Grammar School Ballynahinch as the senior winner.

You can view this year’s junior and senior winners at the following links:



Runners up in the junior section were Ruby McCormick, Kingsmills Primary School and Kathleen McCartan, St Malachy’s Primary School, Castlewellan.  Runner up in the senior section was Reagan Mallon, St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen.

Pictured below are the junior and senior winners from when the competition was held in 2019.

photo 5 junior environmental youth speak final downpatrick
photo 6 junior environmental youth speak final downpatrick
photo 10 environmental youth speak senior competition
photo 11 environmental youth speak senior competition