Police warn pupils to cancel beach party
YOUNGSTERS who are planning on celebrating the end of their school days with a boozy party on the beach are being warned to cancel their plans
YOUNGSTERS who are planning on celebrating the end of their school days with a boozy party on the beach are being warned to cancel their plans.The police have received information that pupils in year 11 at Worle Community School plan to head down to Sand Bay for an end of term celebration on May 25.But the youngsters are being warned that if they go ahead with the festivities, due to take place near The Commodore Hotel, they and their parents could get themselves in trouble with the law.Deputy sector inspector Dave Holtby said: "The pupils finish at lunch time and intend to move down towards Sand Bay for a party."We do not want to stop them having fun but we will be there in numbers and if parents think they can deliver kids to Sand Bay with drink they are mistaken."It is an offence to supply alcohol to someone under 18 and if parents do it they could face paying a fixed penalty."If the children are being supplied with alcohol we will be looking to the parents as well as the children."We will have cover from regular officers and police community support officers when the party is due to take place and we are determined it won't happen."Headteacher at Worle Community School, Trevor Bailey, said: "Pupils have been warned in assemblies of the consequences and they will be warned again."We are supporting the police who have been more pro-active this time. It is a recurring problem each year.