ACTRESS and High Sheriff of Surrey Penelope Keith caused a celebrity stir when she turned up at Ash Youth Centre to view an education project.

The Peer Education project is worked on by local teenagers and focuses on drug awareness for young people.

The project aims to educate other teenagers about drugs and the risks of taking them.

It has been entered for the High Sheriff of Surrey Youth Award, a scheme run by local charity The Surrey Care Trust.

Penelope Keith was shown the youth’s project, which included an adaptation of Wind in the Willows, written by Jamie Garrett, one of the members.

Matthew Clark and Jamie Baker had also created a board game aimed at teenagers, encouraging them to test their knowledge about drugs and their effects to win the game.

Leader-in-charge Gillian Moore said: “The young people involved have learnt a lot while completing this project.”