Posted on Tue 02 Jul 2019
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) 2019 Winners Celebrated
Ards and North Down Borough Council hosted this year’s YRE winners in Bangor where the students received their awards, completed an exercise on the SDGs, took part in a litter pick and visited the sea bin in Bangor Marina.
Video 15-18, 1st place – St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School
Video 11-14, 1st place – Belfast Royal Academy
Video 11-14, 2nd place – St Louise’s Comprehensive College
Video 11-14, 3rd place – St Dominic’s High School
Video 11-14, Honourable Mention – New Bridge Integrated College
Written 11-14 1st place – St Louise’s Comprehensive College
Written 11-14 2nd place – St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar
Written 11-14 3rd place - Wallace High School
Photo 11-14 1st place – Wallace High School
From thousands of entries submitted to national YRE Competitions in 36 countries this year, the top 200 finalists reached the International YRE Competition 2019. This is the largest number of entries YRE International has ever received, highlighting the growing movement of youth voices and the global interest in the YRE programme.
We were delighted Northern Ireland had an International winning entry for the second year running from Wallace High School – Josh and Max Kamalarajah, with their photo entry ‘It’s time to wake up to the problem of plastic.’
Congratulations to the boys for winning an international prize for the second year running.
All the International winners can be found here.
Read an interview from FEE with Josh and Max about their win here.