The first Can It water bottles were handed out on Wednesday to pupils at schools across Courier Country signed up to our campaign.
The Courier’s Can It campaign wants fizzy drinks with a high caffeine content banned from schools, due to the adverse effects they can have on pupils’ health.
Perth Academy head teacher Johnny Lothian said the school was “delighted” to support our campaign.
“We have a focus on health and wellbeing as one of our key aims,” said Mr Lothian when he accepted the water containers for each of the school’s 170 S1 pupils.
He said they did everything they could to get young people to look after their health and think about nutrition.
With this in mind he said that if pupils could be encouraged to stop bringing high energy drinks into the school there would be positive benefits.
“There is no doubt in my mind that there is a very clear link between drinks that are high in sugar and high in caffeine and obvious differences in behaviour,” said Mr Lothian.
He said it was “fantastic” that the S1 pupils would be equipped with The Courier water bottles allowing them to bring an alternative to canned drinks.