A PUPIL’S stencil design with a message aimed at tackling underage drinking will be displayed in public places around Wantage and Grove.
Jacob Creed, a King Alfred’s Academy student, designed the stencil to remind people not to buy alcohol for under-18s.
His winning entry was stencilled outside Sainsbury’s and Waitrose on Monday.
As part of alcohol awareness sessions run by the Wantage and Grove Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) Year 9 pupils were asked to take part in a competition to design stencils that discourage underage drinking.
Cllr Eric Batts, cabinet member for community safety at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Jacob Creed’s winning design will now take pride of place in key locations around the area, helping to remind people of the dangers of underage drinking.”
James Maddern, assistant headteacher at King Alfred’s Academy, said: “We are committed to educating our students on the dangers of underage drinking.”
Earlier this year CAP held two alcohol action days at King Alfred’s Academy.
Year 9 students took part in various workshops including wearing ‘beer goggles’ to experience the disorientation of being intoxicated.
The pupils also heard from police about the potential dangerous situations that can occur due to being drunk, as well as from 24-year old musician Henry Maybury, whose brother Tom died from an alcohol related illness at the age of 29.