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Local Students Speak Out!

11 February 2016

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council welcomed local schools to Antrim Civic Centre on Wednesday 10 February 2016 to have their say on environmental matters in the local heats of Environmental Youth Speak.

The environmental speaking competition, which has been running for over fifteen years, offers local children from both Primary and Secondary School levels the opportunity to stand up and air their views on environmental issues such as reducing waste at a local and global level.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Councillor Thomas Hogg, was there on the day to announce the winners of the competition. He commented, “The standard of presentations in the Antrim and Newtownabbey heat was exceptionally high and judges had an extremely difficult task in selecting a winner from both the junior and senior categories to go forward and represent the Borough in the Northern Ireland Finals next month. I would like to wish our junior winner, Katy Gunning from Templepatrick Primary School and our senior winner, Alexandra Stafford from Belfast High School the best of luck in the grand final, and also congratulate all the local contenders for their superb entries.”

The Environmental Youth Speak finals will be held in Theatre at the Mill, Mossley Mill on Tuesday 8th March 2016. For more information on the competition, visit www.rethinkwasteni.org/eys