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Young Consumers of the Year

July 23rd, 2012

Young Consumers of the Year is organised by the Trading Standards Institute and supported nationally by a number of high profile sponsors. The competition tests students on a wide range of issues including food, health, safety, the environment, managing money and finance, credit and the European dimension.

Ms Begum selected four boys from Year 10 to represent Central Foundation Boys’ School in the Young Consumer of The Year Challenge. The team members;   Govinda Deb, Malik Yansaneh, Khalid Muruz and Elias Belhadded would be tested on a variety of complex topics including; trading standards, Europe, travel and finance so they had to check their general knowledge was up to scratch!

Clearly the boys’ knowledge was near impeccable as the team won the Islington Final at the Emirates Stadium and then again at the O2 – booking their place at the National Finals in Manchester. Despite giving a stellar performance, the boys narrowly missed a place in the final four by just two points. On return to the school Janice Chisholm, Principal Consumer Services Officer and organiser for Islington at the event had written to Ms Begum about the team.

“This is the best result that a London team has achieved in the national final and they performed absolutely brilliantly on the day. I have had so many positive comments from organisers, sponsors and members of the audience about their excellent behaviour, attitude and sportsmanship. They made a great impression and I thought they were excellent ambassadors for the school, for Islington and for London. They were amongst the youngest teams in the competition and were competing against schools which have a long track record in the quiz, as well as some selective schools and colleges.”

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