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Breakfast Club Funding

posted 28 Apr 2016, 03:46 by Denise Hynard   [ updated 28 Apr 2016, 04:01 ]


As of 25th April 2016 we are able to offer breakfast club to our pupils for free. This is fantastic for our school as we will be supported by both Greggs the bakers and Keytree, an international software company that are based in London. The Keytree staff are keen to become involved personally with us which is an amazing opportunity for both the school in general and the pupils.

 

The Greggs breakfast club scheme has been running since 1999, and is designed to provide a simple, nutritious breakfast to children in primary schools and is funded by Greggs as well as a growing number of partners. Their partners value the work of the Breakfast Club programme and the support it offers to children in local communities.

 

The Greggs breakfast club programme supports young people of primary school age who live in areas of the UK in areas where Greggs have outlets. The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 250 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales, providing a nutritious start to the day for over 14,000 school children.

 

Research into and practical experience of the effects of breakfast clubs has shown the following positive benefits:

  • Improved attendance and punctuality

  • improved behaviour

  • Children complete more tasks and behave better

  • Concentration and achievement at schools

  • Longer-term benefits for memory and cognition

  • Strengthening of school/parents relationship

  • Opportunity for children to meet and communicate with others in a social setting

  • Help for parents to take on training or work



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