MP finds out benefits of primary school's breakfast club
ROSIE Cooper MP for West Lancashire visited a breakfast club at St Richards' Primary School in Skelmersdale on Friday, April 21.
The Labour MP for West Lancashire 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.
St Richard’s Primary School breakfast club has been running for over 10 years. Around 20 pupils ranging from 2 – 11 years old attend the school breakfast club every day.
As well as the children getting breakfast at the club it acts as an extension of the learning day with an opportunity for children to do homework in a calm environment and play games with their friends.
Rosie Cooper 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 at St Richard’s Primary School who make the breakfast club possible.”
Headteacher, Mike Holden added: “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.”
A total of 49 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 19 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.