"Yes I think it's a good idea in secondary schools, perhaps for 12 and 13-year -olds in advance of them getting hammered or doing themselves some damage. It will demystify alcohol a little bit, which is important considering drinking alcohol isn't a family event in the UK
in the way that it is in France."
The Sampler , Islington
"I don't think it needs to be a core part of the curriculum, but it
is a sensible idea. When I was younger we were left to make our own mistakes, which were sometimes costly. Whil e the idea is honourable, I don't know that in a classroom environment you can affect or change behaviour, even with a teacher that children respect. Is a classroom going to change much?"
Milroy's of Soho, London
"Children should be taught how to drink responsibly from the age of 11 or 12 . This country needs to take
a more responsible, continental approach
. When I was young I was bought up on watered-down red wine at the
table. In schools children should be shown shocking videos of the affects of harmful drinking .
They should have the same education about alcohol as they
do for smoking."
The Fareham Wine Cellar,
Yes I should think so. Probably the sooner
the better. I t won't be the only way of preventing binge-drinking and antisocial behaviour, but I'm sure it will help.
The Guildford Wine Company,