Cheers, miss

14th March 1997 at 00:00
A quarter of boys in their final two years at primary school had drunk "more than a sip" of alcohol during the previous week, according to a survey by Exeter University's Schools Health Education Unit. Around 15 per cent of girls aged 9 to 12 also admitted drinking. More boys than girls had tried shandy, beer, cider, fortified wine and spirits; girls were likelier to drink wine.

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