Ickford Pre-School Breakfast Club received a boost today after cereal company Kellogg’s awarded a grant worth £450.
Ickford Pre-School Breakfast Club is one of 500 schools from across the country to receive a grant after research by Kellogg’s revealed that one in eight breakfast clubs have been forced to close because of budget cuts.
Kellogg’s launched the Help Give a Child a Breakfast campaign last October to help bridge the funding gap for schools as research showed the detrimental impact the closure of breakfast clubs could have according to etaching professionals across the UK.
Almost two thirds of teachers (62 per cent) believe that the closure of their breakfast club would result in lower grades in their schoo.
Behaviour would also deteriorate according to more than half (52 per cent) of the teachers and nearly all (98 per cent) felt those students that had eaten breakfast were able to concentrate better in lessons than those that hadn’t.
Helen Harris, manager of Ickford Pre-School, said: “Breakfast clubs are a lifeline for many parents and children but they could sadly become an unaffordable luxury in future as parents look to tighten belts in the current economic climate. The grant will really help our club to survive at the current rates and we will also be able to invest in new equipment including games for the children, new crockery and cutlery and, of course, a selection of the children’s favourite breakfast foods!”
Kellogg’s is donating £230,000 in total through the campaign which will provide one million breakfasts by the end of 2012.
Ickford Pre-School Breakfast Club runs Monday to Friday (term time only) from 7.45am. Pre-School runs from 9am to 3:15pm (morning and afternoon sessions available) and After-School Club runs from 3.15pm to 6pm.
For further information visit www.ickfordpreschool.com or call 01844 338785.