The first meal of the day just got even tastier for pupils at St Thomas’ CE J & I School in Golborne – after the school’s breakfast club was awarded £1,000 to from Kellogs to help feed children in the morning and make their club even more fun!
St Thomas’ School was one of the schools to benefit after the cereal company announced plans to double their investment in breakfast clubs as more and more schools struggle to find the budget to fund this service for their pupils.
Why are breakfast clubs important?
Breakfast clubs help with everything from attendance and attainment to alleviating hunger and providing pre-school care. Kellogs say their research shows that 68% of teachers believe pupils would struggle to concentrate in class without their breakfast club.
Mrs Woods, headteacher at Golborne St Thomas’ said: “We are so grateful to receive this generous donation. We have since been able to purchase games, food and reading books for our club.
“These resources will help us to provide our breakfast club services for our children and their families thanks to the support from Kellogg’s.”
Kate Prince, Corporate Social Responsibility manager, at Kellogg’s, said: “We’re proud to have spent 20 years supporting so many schools across the UK. We believe all children should have the opportunity to start the day with breakfast, and we know that equipment and resources are just as important to clubs as the food itself.”
Kellogg’s has supported 3,000 school breakfast clubs with funds, food and training over the last 20 years – that’s 70 million bowls of cereal to children all over the UK since 1998.