A team of students from Canon Slade School in Bolton has been crowned young consumer champions in a regional competition.
The National Young Consumer of the Year competition is run in conjunction with secondary schools across the UK to find the most knowledgeable young consumers in Britain. It takes the form of a quiz, with subject categories including Food and Drink, the Environment, Consumer Rights and Money and Finance.
The team from Canon Slade comprises Adam Knight, Daniel Nolan, Rebekah Rigby and Aysa Caglayan, as well as their teacher, Mrs Angie Foster. They had already won local heats, entitling them to represent Bolton at the regional final held at the Trafford Centre.
At the regional final, Canon Slade beat nine teams representing each of the local authorities in Greater Manchester. The team won £250 and a trophy and will now represent the region at the National Final of Young Consumer of the Year to be held in Edinburgh on 16th June.
Councillor John Byrne, Executive Member for Development and Regeneration declared: “It is fantastic news that Bolton will be representing Greater Manchester at a national final and I’d like to congratulate the students and teachers at the school. The competition, which is run by Bolton Council’s Trading Standards team introduces students to consumer protection issues, making them more aware of their rights and obligations and creating more knowledgeable and confident young consumers.”