Local pupils consider case for minimum alcohol pricing
Local school pupils
have been considering the case for minimum alcohol pricing thanks
to an education programme strongly supported by Walker Smith
We are members of the Schools Law & Citizenship Web, an
imaginative scheme which brings teachers and lawyers together to
introduce young people to the legal system and other important
aspects of citizenship.
The project uses current news stories to bring topics to life in
decision by the Scottish Parliament to set a minimum price of 50p
per unit for alcoholic drinks, and the announcement by the UK
government that it intends to adopt a similar approach for the rest
of the UK, has focused attention on this issue which is of direct
relevance to many young people.
Primary and secondary schools were therefore supplied with
classroom worksheets which examine the case for minimum alcohol
pricing in an appropriate and sensitive manner.
Like all Schools Law Web materials, the worksheets were
produced by practising classroom teachers with the aim of
encouraging young people to grow into responsible, active
Said Holly Nelson, Marketing Manager at Walker
Smith Way "CSR is very important to us, and we are very
pleased to be part of such a practical project that helps our local
schools make young people aware of important citizenship issues, as
well as the way the law must adapt to changes in a modern
View Walker Smith Way's CSR policy here.
Anyone who wishes to view the weekly news lessons distributed to
schools can do so by following the link here.
Further information is available from the Project Director,
Patrick Gaffney, by emailing him.