Corby Borough Council’s Safer Corby Team are excited to have launched a competition which aims to help young people understand the risks of alcohol misuse.
The competition, which is a QR Code Treasure Hunt, supports the work that the team delivers under the Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) and the ONLY tool required to enter the competition is a mobile phone with the capability to scan QR codes.
To be in with the chance of winning a day out experience worth £40 and a Safer Corby goodie bag, all you need to do is look out for QR codes to scan at the following places:
- Danesholme play area/skate park
- West Glebe Park
- Corby Boating Lake
- Waver Close pocket park
- Oakley Vale Lakes
- Pytchley Court shops
- Abington Park
- Cransley Gardens play area
Each code that you scan will have an important message surrounding health and alcohol misuse. You must then send an e-mail to email@example.com with the number of QR codes there were in total across the borough along with answers to the following 5 questions which all relate to the messages within the QR codes you will come across:
- Name the 2 ways mentioned how alcohol affects your mood.
- How much of your daily calorie intake does 2 large glasses of wine provide?
- Name the 2 health risks mentioned, that are associated with being overweight.
- What hashtag (#) is used in the Toni Shinobi photographer clip?
- Name one piece of advice given by young people around drinking.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr Bob Eyles, said:
‘There is concern from various partners and agencies that drinking at home will have increased as a way for people to cope with various pressures during the current pandemic. Drinking more not only affects people’s physical and mental health, but increases levels of violent crime and domestic abuse. This competition will hopefully get some of those important messages across in a fun way, to help people manage their drinking better or to lower their consumption.’
Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Early Intervention Practitioner for NGAGE, Laurence Scott, said:
‘At NGAGE we recognise the importance of raising awareness around alcohol as many young people don’t see it as a problem – it’s seen as a bit of fun or a rite of passage. Initiatives like this help to get some important health messages across in a different way that young people will respond to.’
All entries will be placed into a hat and the first set of correct answers drawn will win the prizes. Entries must be submitted by Friday 14th August and details of the competition can also be found on the Safer Northants Facebook Page (Corby Community Safety Partnership) where entries can also be submitted.