Young Consumer of the Year Success
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
A team of four Sixth Form girls has won the regional round of the Trading Standards' Institute's Young Consumer of the Year Competition. The girls battled it out in a knockout quiz at the Trafford Centre with seven other schools from the Greater Manchester region.
The competition involves hundreds of schools across England, Scotland and Wales who rise to the challenge to become the nation's top young consumers. The regional heat saw the contestants, comprising of four pupils aged between 14 and 18 being tested on their knowledge on consumer law, news items, the government and other consumer issues.
The event is designed to educate young people to be aware of their responsibilities as well as their rights, giving them the skills to help make informed decisions when purchasing items on a day-to-day basis, as well as helping prepare for life after school.
The students won £200 for the School and followed in the footsteps of Bolton School girls who won the regional heat in 2004.
The national final will take place at the TSI's consumer affairs and trading standards annual conference and exhibition to be held at the Bournemouth International Centre, 22 June 2011.