Girls as young as ten told a health worker their favourite drink was an alcopop.How many girls? And what question were they actually asked?
Without this information, it’s just scaremongering, isn’t it?
The shocking admission came from Year 6 pupils when Ray Hatter from NHS South East Essex had visited the primary schools, two in Southend and one in Castle Point, to ask girls what their favourite drink was.
To his surprise they said it was WKD, a vodka-based fruit drink. He also fears that in several cases the children had been bought the alcopop by their parents.And who the hell is Ray Hatter?
Mr Hatter made the comments during a council neighbourhood meeting at Leigh Beck Junior School, Canvey, while giving a presentation about the dangers of excessive drinking.
He works with Drinkwise, an annual alcohol awareness campaign, which tries to help people of all ages understand the problems that drink can cause.Ah. Of course.
Kevin Watts, headteacher of the Northlands Junior School, Basildon, said: “I had a conversation with a member of staff who was talking about the danger of alcohol to pupils. They said they hadn’t drunk it, but they could list all of the alcoholic beverages that you could think of. The teacher was quite surprised they knew them.”I don’t ride motorcycles, but I can name quite a few makes.
I don’t smoke cigarettes, but I could name a lot of brands.