Wavell State High School student awarded and recognised as a smart consumer

Wavell State High School student, Charity Power, was recently awarded a high commendation in the Years 7-9 category of the Office of Fair Trading’s Buy Smart Competition by the Attorney-General & Minister for Justice, Minister for Training & Skills, Yvette D’Ath.

The Buy Smart Competition encourages students to identify and research financial and marketplace topics and create innovative ways to educate their peers on the findings.

Charity made a picture book to educate young children about the importance of saving and earning pocket money.

Leanne Linard, the Member for Nudgee, attended the award ceremony to congratulate the Wavell State High School student on her achievement.

“The Buy Smart Competition received a range of imaginative entries, with students putting together creative presentations on scams, buying products online and budgeting,” Ms Linard said.

“It’s great to see students taking an early interest in the kinds of consumer issues that we all face in our day-to-day lives.

“Everyone who entered the competition can be proud of their achievements in furthering these important life skills.”

Entries for the 2015 competition included large models, gift bags, interactive games and videos, plus more.

Students and schools who were recognised at the ceremony won a share in more than $11,000 in cash prizes.

A full list of this year’s Buy Smart winners can be found at www.qld.gov.au/buysmartcomp.

For information on consumer rights and responsibilities visit www.qld.gov.au/fairtrading or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

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