Young Consumer of the Year

29th January 2013

What does caveat emptor mean? What do the initials FTSE stand for? Which
word describes the practice of re-using materials such as glass, paper and

Fourteen teams from across the Chatham and Clarendon Sixth Form
answered questions such as these in their attempt to triumph in the School
round of the popular Young Consumer of the Year Competition run by Trading
Standards. The winning team of Callum White, Sean Moore, Bradley
Packham and James Maakestad will now pit their wits against teams from
Wrotham School, Mayfield Grammar School, The Leigh Technology Academy,
Walthamstow Hall and Duke of Yorks Military School in the Kent Final held at
County Hall in Maidstone. If they progress through they will compete in the
South East regional heats with a chance to take part in the national final their

On their way to scoring a Regional Best 75 points, for which they will be
awarded the Stephanie Luxford Memorial Trophy at the event, the four
demonstrated their knowledge on subjects ranging from consumer law to
safety and Europe to financial matters.

The CCVI has had a tremendous amount of success in the competition with
teams winning the National competition in 2010 and placing second in 2008
and 2009. Sides have also reached the Kent final 7 times in the past 8 years
and the National Final 5 times in the past 9 years.

In a rare situation, a second line-up, yet to be announced, will also represent
the school this year after two teams from the CCVI came joint second out of
the 80 teams that took part across Kent.

Many congratulations to all that took part, to Mr David Burney for his
organising of the completion and best of luck in the next stages.

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