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Environmental Youth Speak

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

The 2019 Environmental Youth Speak Junior Competition was held at The Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick and the Senior Competition was held at the Council Offices, Newry.

This year's topics were: 

  • Junior Section "A day in the life of an Eco Warrior" 
  • Senior Section "Is plastic really that fantastic?" 

Pictured with Chairman of Council Councillor Mark Murnin is the 2019 Junior winner Anna-Rose Magee from St Malachy’s Primary School, Camlough. Also pictured are runners up Evie Cunningham, St Dallan’s Primary School, Warrenpoint; Ella Savage, Cloghogue Primary School, Newry and Ava Donnelly, St Macartan’s Primary School, Loughinisland.

Deputy Chairperson Councillor Oksana Mcmahon hosted the Senior compoetition and she is pictured with Senior winner Grace Nugent from Kilkeel High and runner up Molly Campbell from St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel.

Winners and runners up received vouchers kindly provided by our sponsors Natural World Products. All pupils received a certificate to mark their participation in this enjoyable public speaking competition designed to encourage debate on sustainability issues.

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