No child should be too hungry to learn.
We have significantly reduced the cost of our breakfast club that runs from 7.30am to 8.30am every morning. The cost of this is now 50p and we have seen a rise in the number of children attending this provision.
Many children do not attend this early morning club and for a range of different reasons, some of these children leave their homes without eating a breakfast. Some children who struggle with concentration tell us that they have had breakfast but may still be hungry when they arrive at school and some children don't tell us they are hungry; it is our caring and perceptive staff than can recognise those signs of lack of energy, concentration and sometimes a headache.
We have been working with the National Schools Breakfast Programme since January 2019 to ensure that every child in the school, whether they attend our breakfast provision or not, can have a free breakfast every morning. Bagels, cereal or porridge is provided free every morning in the child's classroom - it is an opportunity for children to join socially for a chat over a bowl of cornflakes or respond to marking or practice their joined up handwriting, whilst munching on a bagel.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of this funded programme as they have funded a freezer, bowls and spoons and a slow cooker. All the food arrives weekly and is at no cost to the school. This food is separate to that provided in our breakfast club provision.
If you would like to know more information about our breakfast club provision or the Magic Breakfast then please don't hesitate to speak to Mrs Wakefield