06 Sep, 2016


STRETFORD AND URMSTON MP CALLS FOR SCHOOLS TO ENTER BREAKFAST CLUB AWARDS

Stretford and Urmston MP, Kate Green, is encouraging local school breakfast clubs to enter the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards, for the chance to win £1,500.


 


Breakfast clubs are a proven way of helping children from all backgrounds start the school day focused and ready to learn. The Awards will celebrate the importance of breakfast clubs and the role played by teachers, parents and children across the UK, in making breakfast clubs great.


 


MP for Stretford and Urmston, Kate Green, is encouraging local schools to enter the Awards by Friday 7th October, for the chance to win £1,500 towards the running of their club.


 


Kate said: “It’s great to see the Kellogg’s Breakfast Awards returning this year. It helps highlight the fantastic work by schools, charities and individuals from right across the country to ensure children can start the day focused and ready to learn.


 


I encourage all the schools with breakfast clubs in Stretford and Urmston to apply so they have the chance to win £1,500 to help run their club and keep up their brilliant work”.


 


Lindsay Graham, School Food and Health Advisor and judge at this year’s awards, said: “Breakfast Clubs contribute considerable amounts to children’s education. They offer a great start to the school day with a filling breakfast,  helping to improve attendance, confidence, concentration and achievement, all being vital components of attainment.”


 


“Benefits of these clubs include supporting working parents, feeding hungry children and offering opportunities to increase informal learning with activities and socialisation. I am really excited to learn about this year’s entries and would encourage schools and community groups to enter and share their stories about their Breakfast Clubs.”


 


There are eight award categories, including: Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle, Long Life and Sustainability, Extra Learning, Breakfast Club Hero and the Best Breakfast Club in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Winning entries will be given a prize of £1,500 and one school will be selected as Grand Winner to receive £2,000.


 


Entries will be judged by an expert panel, with children and teachers from each of the winning clubs invited to the awards ceremony at Parliament in November. Schools can apply through the awards website, www.BreakfastClubAwards.co.uk  


 


The awards application process will be open until 7th October.


 


Kellogg’s have been supporting breakfast clubs in schools for 18 years providing funding, cereal donations and training to a network of 2,500 Breakfast Clubs across the UK.

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