Thursday, 10 May 2012

Consumer Challenge Quiz Success for Solihull school

A team of pupils from Hazel Oak School have earned themselves a trip to Manchester to take part in the national finals of the Consumer Challenge Quiz.

Following a thrilling regional heat at Solihull Arts Complex where teams from Reynalds Cross School and Forest Oak School also took part, the team of four clinched their place after successfully answering questions posed by quizmaster and local celebrity Malcolm Stent. This is the third year running that Hazel Oak School has reached this stage of the competition.

The quiz is a special event for children with moderate learning difficulties and is organised by Solihull Council’s very own Trading Standards and Licensing Division, along with other Trading Standards Services from across the region.

The aim of the quiz was to raise awareness of consumer issues for young people. The teams faced questions on a variety of subjects, including consumer rights, personal safety, food and credit.

This marks the sixth year the Council’s Trading Standards department has run the successful quiz and the day was both enjoyable and rewarding for all those who attended, including the Council’s Chief Executive Mark Rogers.

The final on 26 June will be one of the main events taking place during the Trading Standards Institute's annual conference and will give the team from Solihull an opportunity to compete at a national level against schools from across the UK.

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