Wheatley School Wins Trading Standards Quiz

The quiz, held at Unipart House in Oxford is  an annual event  for children with learning difficulties  and is designed to give them  a chance  to demonstrate their consumer skills and knowledge.

The Iffley Academy were runners up, being narrowly beaten in a tie breaker

The event also included a poetry competition which was won by Woodeaton Manor and the winners of the mascot making competition was Kingfisher school from Abingdon who took the prize for their hand made pottery kingfisher.

City Councillor and Mayor of Oxford Rae Humberstone  presented the prizes to the winners and Cllr James Mills from Witney West and Bampton presented the prize for the poetry competition which he also judged.

 There were goody bags and Easter eggs for all 10 schools from around the county who took part.

Richard Webb, Oxfordshire County council’s Trading Standards manager who was  quiz master for the day said: ”It was a fantastic lively event and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  Oxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service runs this quiz every year. It is for children with learning difficulties and  is a chance for them to demonstrate their consumer skills and knowledge on safety in a hands on, team effort way.”

 Shelley Edwards Schools Liaison Officer for the Trading Standards Service said: “The competition teaches life skills and consumer knowledge in a fun and friendly way.  The quiz is mainly visual and hands-on, rather than a standard question and answer format.  Everyone, including the audience, can take part.

 Each school put forward a team of four pupils and those taking [part included: The Endeavour Academy from Headington, Bishopswood School in Sonning Common, Fitzwaryn School in Wantage, The Iffley Academy in Oxford, Bardwell school from Bicester, Kingfisher School in Abingdon, Mabel Prichard School in Oxford, Woodeaton Manor School,  John Watson School in Wheatley and Springfield School in Witney.