Students highlight eco messages at speech contest

DUBAI — The Millennium School, Dubai, bagged the first prize in the first category of the eighth Inter-School Environmental Public Speaking Competition on the topic ‘Our world in a hundred years’.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 24 Apr 2008, 9:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:56 PM

The Al-Salaam Private School, Dubai, won the first prize in the second category on the topic ‘Our seas — our future’.

The event, which was held on April 21 at the JW Marriott under the patronage of Dr Hanif Hassan, Minister of Education, attracted 92 teams from schools from all over the UAE.

The students gave speeches along with presentations on the two topics.

Christopher Swaminathan, a student representing Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, declared: “Not enough is being done to safeguard the precious seas. The use of non-biodegradable synthetic materials, especially plastic, is resulting in high mortality rates among the marine species. Let us be more responsible.”

The students not only highlighted the environmental issues but also suggested possible solutions to help combat the problem such as conserving water, recycling and reusing, and getting involved and being considerate towards marine life.

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