Speak Up - October 2008
Children from across Northern Ireland took part in the 10th annual Envrionmental Youth Speak competition in May, which was compered by ex-Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon.
The competition, open to nine to 12-year-olds, gives pupils the opportunity to research and speak their mind on topical environmental issues, including themes such as ‘How reducing my waste will benefit the polar bear' and ‘How tackling waste can help people reduce their carbon footprint'.
Over 50 schools throughout Northern Ireland took part, with Caitlin McManus, a year eight pupil at Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College, Knock, picking up the top prize for the arc21 region.
The competition is sponsored by Environment & Heritage Service and Northern Ireland’s three waste management groups, including arc21.