MP finds out benefits of primary school's breakfast club
ROSIE Cooper took time out of her busy schedule to pay a visit to a school breakfast club.
The politician, who has confirmed that she will be bidding to retain her seat as MP for West Lancashire at the forthcoming General Election, went along to St Richard’s Primary in Skelmersdale to learn about how the school helps pupils to get the best start to their day.
The breakfast club at the school in Sandy lane has been running for more than 10 years with about 20 pupils with ages ranging from two to 11 years attending each day.
As well as the providing the children with a nutritious breakfast, the club also acts as an extension of the learning day with an opportunity for pupils to do homework in a calm environment and play games with their friends.
Rosie Cooper 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.”
St Richard’s 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.”
The Kellogg’s breakfast club programme began 19 years ago and currently supports 3,000 clubs across the UK with training, cereal donations and funding to enable to run sustainable pre-school clubs.