Midlands Co-operative Society has teamed up with licensed retail sector body BII to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol abuse among young people.

They have developed an alcohol awareness educational pack for pupils aged 11 and 18, which contains quizzes and puzzles on issues related to alcohol. Pupils can also gain a certificate in alcohol awareness.Fifteen secondary schools are to take part.

"Everyone has a responsibility to look out for the younger members of our communities," said Alison Hodgens, training and development manager for Midlands Co-op.

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