Local pupils have their say on the environment
The annual schools Environmental Youth Speak competition took place in Craigavon Civic Centre on Tuesday 1st April 2014 were fifty pupils from schools across Northern Ireland representing 23 local Councils competed to be the 2014 regional and NI winner.
George Crozier of Dromore Primary Schooland Eimear McAleer of Loreto Convent Grammar School Omagh represented Omagh District Council at the Regional heats of the 2014 Environmental Youth Speak competition held in Craigavon Civic Centre hosted by David Meade
Primary and secondary pupils from schools across Northern Ireland took part in the competition speaking on the topics of “If I was Principal this is how I would reduce waste in my school….” and “How our school can become more sustainable….”
George and Eimear were the winners of the Junior and Senior local Council heats. George went on to win the Regional heat and represented Omagh District Council at the NI final
Environmental Youth Speak is run by 25 Councils in conjunction with Northern Ireland’s three regional waste management groups - SWaMP2008, North West and arc21. The competition begins at Council level in March, progressing to regional level and culminating in the Northern Ireland Final held in April.
Anthea Owens, congratulating George and Eimear on their achievement said ” both our local pupils displayed a great wealth of knowledge about current environment issues and their public speaking was admirable. Both pupils represented their schools, families and Council area with pride at this national competition”.