Baulkham Hills Students Win Consumer Challenge

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today presented Baulkham Hills High School students Krishan Gondal, Hayden Su, Lachlan Sun and Ryan Tan the NSW Fair Trading 2015 Money Stuff Challenge Metropolitan prize.

The students also won the People’s Choice Metropolitan award.

The Money Stuff Challenge is an annual competition for NSW high school students in years 8-10.

Students create consumer protection messages for their peers with a focus on the important financial decisions young people face such as buying a car, internet shopping and signing up for mobile phone plans.

The Baulkham Hills winners submitted a short, well-researched film on consumer rights when seeking refunds.

“The film featured a well-planned script and the group’s collaborative approach to team work was very impressive”, Mr Elliott said.

“These four students are a credit to themselves, their families and their school.”

As winners of not one, but two awards, the students each received $400 as well as $2,500 for their school.

More than 17,000 NSW high schools students have participated in the Money Stuff Challenge since it started in 2001. This year the competition attracted nearly 400 entries from more than 1060 students at 62 schools across the state.

Minister responsible for Fair Trading Victor Dominello also extended his congratulations and said award ceremonies were being held at the schools of winning and highly commended students.

“These presentation events create a wonderful opportunity to celebrate student success within school communities, with families and friends sharing the excitement,” Mr Dominello said.

For more information about Money Stuff go to: www.moneystuff.net.au or www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au.