03 Mar, 2017
MARIE RIMMER MP VISITS LOCAL BREAKFAST CLUB
Marie Rimmer MP visited a breakfast club at Sutton Oak Church of England Primary School today.
The Labour MP for St Helens and Whiston took the chance to learn about how one of the breakfast clubs in her constituency helps feed pupils and ensures that they get the best start to the day.
Sutton Oak Primary School’s breakfast club has been running for approximately five years. Over 15 pupils ranging from five to eleven attend the school breakfast club on Monday, Thursday and Friday’s.
As well as the children getting breakfast at the club it acts as a time for the children to relax and develop their social skills as well as receive any support and help from staff.
Marie Rimmer MP said, “Breakfast clubs are a great way to ensure pupils have access to a balanced and filling meal before school, which means they start the day focused and ready to learn. I’d like to thank Kellogg’s for arranging today’s visit and all the staff and volunteers at Sutton Oak Primary School who make the breakfast club possible”.
Head teacher, Iwan Williams said, “We are very proud of our breakfast club and the benefits it provides to our pupils. Our club allows children to start their day on time, feeling calm and ready to learn. We have even seen an improvement in pupils’ concentration in the classroom as a result.”
Forty-nine per cent of schools* said that their club has improved the concentration of the children. Breakfast clubs are fundamental to ensuring that children start their school day ready to learn.
Kellogg’s, whose breakfast club programme began 18 years ago, supports 3,000 breakfast clubs across the UK with training, cereal donations and funding so that schools can run a sustainable pre-school club.
Notes to Editor:
*These figures come from an Audit of School Breakfast Club Provision in the UK, a report by Kellogg’s. 4,000 schools were surveyed by The Association for Public Service Excellence.
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