Yesterday, two Redlands College Year 10 students were among 35 young Queenslanders and their schools who were congratulated at an awards ceremony, as part of the 2017 Buy Smart Competition, in which more than 5,000 students participated.
Redlands College Accounting students in Year 10 took part in the competition, competing in the Years 10 - 12 category as part of a study unit about consumer decisions.
Congratulations to Daniel Ciccotosto-Camp on winning first place and Teya D'Souza on gaining third place!
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said, “The Buy Smart Competition is run by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) every year and encourages Queensland schools to cover consumer literacy issues in the classroom. Students are asked to think about their role in the marketplace and enter the competition by researching a consumer topic and presenting an entry in a creative way to educate others about what they have learnt. Online shopping, in-app purchases and social media are exposing young people to consumer issues earlier than other generations, so it is important they know their consumer rights. A number of entries this year researched what to look for when buying a first car, advice that many of the students will be putting into practice in the near future.”