Havant MP Alan Mak visits local breakfast club

Photo - Alan Mak MP meets Breakfast Club children at Purbrook School

 

The MP for Havant took the chance to learn about how one of the breakfast clubs in his constituency helps feed pupils and give them a great start to the day.

 

Purbrook Junior School's breakfast club opens at 7.45am every weekday, providing children with a safe and secure environment to enjoy a breakfast each morning.

At the club, which has been running for six years, pupils enjoy an array of activities such as arts and crafts, table tennis, skittles and outdoor ball games.

 

The breakfast club received an initial start-up grant from Kellogg's and has also received vouchers for free cereal. The school is a member of the Kellogg's Breakfast Club Network which gives schools access to free training, newsletters and donations.

 

Alan Mak, MP for Havant said: "Breakfast Clubs are a great way to ensure pupils have access to a healthy and balanced meal before school, which means they start the day focused and ready to learn.

 

As MP for Havant, preparing our young people to succeed is one of my top priorities. I was delighted to see local pupils being supported by the Breakfast Club initiative. Having been President of school breakfast club charity, Magic Breakfast, before I entered Parliament, I understand the importance of children receiving a wholesome morning meal."

 

"I'd like to thank Kellogg's for arranging today's visit and all the staff and volunteers at Purbrook Junior School who make the Breakfast Club possible".

Headteacher, Mr C Williams said: "We are very proud of our long-standing breakfast club and the benefits that we can provide to our pupils at Purbrook Junior School. 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."

 

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 18 years ago, supports more than 2,500 breakfast clubs across the UK with training, cereal donations and funding so that schools can run a sustainable pre-school club.