Friary students have taken part in a national IpsosMORI survey to help uncover young people’s attitudes to gambling.

The national press have recently reported that 25,000 young people aged between 11 to 16 are problem gamblers, with another 36,000 at risk, while 6 percent have gambled on line using a parent’s account. The students’ responses were completely anonymous but will help further research into this problem.

Participating students earned £200 for their House charities as a thank you from IpsosMORI for their participation.

Mark Drury, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are always keen for our students to have a voice and with the World Cup matches on TV awash with gambling advertisements in the breaks this is a hot topic for them to speak up on. It is only one of a wide range of themes we flag up as part of our PHSEE programme.”