Environmental Youth Speak Competition 2015
The final of the annual schools' Environmental Youth Speak Competition took place at the Island Civic Centre, Lisburn on Tuesday 10 March 2015.
Watch the videos below to see the winning entries and runners up.
Environmental Youth Speak is designed to encourage environmental awareness among young people by giving them the opportunity to research and debate environmental issues. The competition, organised by Northern Ireland's three Waste Management Groups - arc21 (Eastern region), SWaMP (Southern Waste Management Partnership) and North West Region Management Group - with sponsorship from Cookstown Textile Recyclers, European Recycling Platform, and supported by the Department of the Environment Rethink Waste Campaign, continues to be a highlight in the school environmental calendar in Northern Ireland.
The following videos show the winners and runners up debating it out in front of family, friends and a panel of judges.
The topic for Juniors (P6 and P7 pupils) was: "A Day in the Life of a Waste Superhero". For Seniors (Year 8, 9 and 10 pupils) the topic was: "Food Glorious Food, why waste it?".