STUDENTS have battled it out to prove who knows the most about consumer issues.

Six teams from West Yorkshire schools, including a team from Huddersfield New College, descended upon Huddersfield University to take part in the Young Consumers of the Year Regional Final.

The University Challenge meets Watchdog-style contest saw the youngsters wowing the audience with their knowledge of a range of subjects, including keeping safe, keeping healthy, food and drink, social responsibility, the environment, money and finance.

Now in its 22nd year, the competition, run by West Yorkshire Trading Standards, aims to provide a fun and interactive learning experience and ensure that young people are armed with the knowledge to be confident and streetwise consumers in the 21st century.

The winning team will receive a free trip to the national final, which is being held in Bournemouth in June.

At the final, schools from across the country will compete to win the coveted title of Young Consumers of the Year.

Graham Hebblethwaite, chief officer of West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service, said: “Young Consumers of the Year is a great opportunity for young people to gain valuable knowledge, skills and experience whilst winning fantastic prizes along the way.”