Storyboard competition for youth groups show drugs dangers

From left, Bethany Anderson, 17, Emma Bray, 14, and Tayla Reid, 11, with their Ketamine storyboard
From left, Bethany Anderson, 17, Emma Bray, 14, and Tayla Reid, 11, with their Ketamine storyboard
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YOUNG designers used their creative talents to highlight the dangers of substance abuse.

A storyboard competition was set by Rutland County Council for youth groups to teach them about substance abuse and drugs.

Each group was given a subject to concentrate on and had come up with an interactive information board that details the health, legal and social consequences of that drug.

The groups worked on the story boards for four weeks and presented the boards at the awards event held at Catmose, Oakham.

The boards were judged by portfolio holder for young people Coun Gene Plews (Con), chairman of the Safer Rutland Partnership Coun Barrie Roper (Con) and representatives from the Swanswell Trust.

The winners were from Whissendine Youth Group and Jules Youth Group who were given £100 in vouchers.

The boards have been put up on display in various places in the county.