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Environmental Youth Speak Competition 2019

26 pupils from sixteen schools across the council area participated in the 2019 Environmental Youth Speak competition at Lagan Valley Island hosted by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

The pupils confidently displayed their public speaking skills in front of an environmental judging panel.  The event was categorised into a Junior Section (P6 and P7 pupils) and Senior Section (Year 8 to Year 10 pupils), with this year’s respective themes being: ‘How can the 5R’s help deal with our waste?’ and ‘No excuse for single use’.

Matthew Mullan of Annahilt Primary School in the Junior Section and Grace Gowley and Victoria Lavery of Lisnagarvey High School in the Senior Section took the Winners’ Cups back to their schools.

Sophie-Kelly Bradley and Tara Kerr from St Ita’s Primary School (Junior Section) and Grace Murray and Jack Hassard of Lagan College (Senior Section) won second place.  The third place winners were Kacper Kwiecien and Lennon Humphries from Brooklands Primary School (Junior Section) and Jack Kimber and Owen Greer of Beechlawn School (Senior Section).

All the participants at the Lisburn Castlereagh event, organised by the Council’s Waste Management Section, received a certificate, a reusable shopping bag, reusable travel cup and a recycled ruler.

Details of the 2020 edition of Environmental Youth Speak will be available on this page from the end of January 2020.

Please contact or phone  028 9250 9439 for further details.

View the winning performances from 2018 below


Junior Section winners Jolie and Amy of Dundonald Primary School


Senior Section winner Casey Rix of Lagan College