14 year old takes Bank of America prize

BANK of America Merrill Lynch’s Student Presentation Skills prize 2012 has gone to 14 year old Wahida Tasnim, after the panel heard her vehement speech on climate change.

Tim Loughton MP, parliamentary under secretary of state for children and families, who opened the event said: “We were all thoroughly impressed by the high standard of the young speakers. Their passion and knowledge of some very complicated subjects demonstrates the effectiveness of this education programme as well as the importance of helping young people learn more about finance and careers whilst they are still at school.” She beat stiff competition from the eight other finalists, following a series of competitive heats and semi-finals at schools across Tower Hamlets. Each finalist gave a speech on an issue facing the future of the financial world.