Environmental Youth Speak is an exciting, fun, confidence-building, annual, public speaking competition organised to stimulate debate on waste and recycling among young people. The competition gives school pupils the opportunity to research and speak their mind on topical environmental issues. All Year 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 pupils are invited to enter this competition in February and take part in the Coleraine Heats, which are usually run in March.
Winning the 2013 Coleraine Heat were Grace Richmond from Coleraine High School and Shreya Ghaie from DH Christie Memorial Primary School. Grace and Shreya went on to represent Coleraine Borough in the Regional final on 14 March at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre in Limavady. Shreya won the North West Junior title with her speech on, "My waste's got talent - what can it become?"
Pictured at the Environmental Youth Speak 2013 Final are Fiona Watters, Recycling Officer, Grace Richmond, Coleraine High School, Shreya Ghaie, who won the North West Junior title, DH Christie Memorial Primary School and celebrity compere, David Meade.
Previous competition winners can be seen delivering their speeches at Rethink Waste.
Should you have any questions or like further information on the competition, please phone (028 7034 7272) or email Fiona.