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Pupils from Northfleet School for Girls in Hall Road reached the final of a county-wide search for savvy shoppers.

19 March 2014
by Thom Morris

Pupils from Northfleet School for Girls reached the final of a county-wide search for savvy shoppers.

The team of four competed against five other schools in the final of Young Consumer of the Year, organised by KCC Trading Standards.

The competition aims to raise awareness of consumer rights and responsibilities among young people. It is open to pupils between the ages of 14 and 17 and 80 teams from across Kent took part in the elimination rounds.

Northfleet Girls School pupils pictured with teacher Emily Hollis and KCC chairman Eric Hotson.

Northfleet Girls School pupils pictured with teacher Emily Hollis and KCC chairman Eric Hotson.

Questions put to the team included subjects around being green and responsible, being a confident consumer, money matters, food and drink and travel.

Unfortunately, Northfleet school did not win - the top spot went to Chatham and Clarendon House School in Ramsgate.

All teams received certificates from KCC chairman Eric Hotson, who said he was “immensely impressed” with the teenagers’ knowledge of consumer affairs.

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