Forest Lake State School Students Victorious at the Buy Smart Competition 2021

Forest Lake State School has another reason to be proud as their students emerge victorious at the Buy Smart Competition 2021 to educate on consumer awareness. 

Year 4 student Kayden Ross achieved third place in his category whilst two Year 6 kids, Suri and Kiara, received certificates of distinction. Kayden will be able to claim part of the $15,000 prize money for himself ($150) and for Forest Lake State School ($500). 

Over 7,000 young Queenslanders joined the Buy Smart program for 2021 and 750 kids were shortlisted for their impressive entries. 

“From board games to dioramas, music videos, Instagram posts and animations, the Buy Smart Competition had it all, but most importantly it shows us that students are excited and engaged in understanding consumer issues,” Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Shannon Fentiman said.  

“These students have learnt valuable skills that will help them for the rest of their lives,” she said.

“We cannot escape consumer issues like buying a first car, avoiding scammers and navigating the online marketplace, but we can learn to be aware of our rights and potential pitfalls.

“In 2021 we again rose to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and held the awards ceremony of the competition virtually.”

The Buy Smart Competition has been running for 20 years and has been growing more popular than ever with the kids. The initiative was created to help the students understand their rights as consumers and be more discerning of scams and other modus against shoppers. 

“Back in 2002, Buy Smart was started to help young Queenslanders learn about consumer issues and develop savvy consumer habits to carry with them throughout their lives.

“And with the growing demand for online shopping, Buy Smart is even more important today than it was 20 years ago.”

Learn more about the yearly competition on the official site