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A SCHOOL has received an Excellence Award for its work in reducing under-age drinking.

The Hayling College has been a key partner in the delivery of the Hayling Island Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) since its launch.

CAPs bring together local retailers and licensees, trading standards, police, community safety, health services, education providers and other local stakeholders to tackle the problem of underage drinking and anti-social behaviour.

Miles Beale, chief executive of Community Alcohol Partnerships said: ‘The CAP is acknowledged as the major contributing factor in a 41-per-cent decrease in anti-social behaviour, together with a reduction in reports of under-18s drinking in public and the Hayling College was the heart of the project.

‘I am delighted Hayling College has won this Award.’

Helen Cox, director of lower school said: ‘It is also testimony to the young people of Hayling Island, whose involvement and commitment have also contributed to this success.’