Ashfield pupils’ up for top crime award

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Pupils working to create awareness of alcohol misuse have been named as finalists in a the National Crimebeat Awards.

The national awards recognise the most innovative and successful crime-prevention projects involving young people.

Year 10 pupils from schools in Ashfield developed an awareness-raising message promoting healthy lifestyles and challenging the social acceptability of alcohol.

The message is to be aimed at other young people, aged 13 to 15. Students are being encouraged to be as creative as possible and explore using dance, drama, photography, music to convey their message.

They will present their entries to a panel of expert judges on March 13.

Nottinghamshire County Council Community Safety Officer Leah Sareen said: “Everyone involved in the project is thrilled.

“This is credit to everyone’s brilliant work and the strength of the local partnership with schools.”

The scheme was set up six years ago in conjunction with Developed and funded by Ashfield Community Safety Partnership.