Environmental Youth Speak Competition 2014
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 schools' 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 to win great prizes for themselves and their schools, including a £500 prize that each of the winners receive for their respective schools to use.
The 2014 final took place at the Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre on Tuesday 1 April 2014.
Sean Landau, Pond Park PS, Lisburn City Council (arc21 Region)
Junior runners up
George Crozier, Dromore PS, Omagh District Council (SWaMP region)
Connlaoth McTaggart, St Olcan's PS, Moyle District Council (North West region)
Anna Maxwell, Thornhill College, Derry City Council (North West region)
Senior runners up
Sean McLean, Holy Trinity College, Cookstown District Council (SWaMP region)
Katie Kennedy and Olivia Agnew, Friends School, Lisburn City Council (arc21 Region)