Penbridge Junior School receives £1,000 from Kellogg’s for breakfast club which makes children ‘happy’

February 12, 2024 02:43pm

Eating a nutritious breakfast makes us feel ‘happy’ and ‘ready for the day ahead’ – that’s the message from children at Penbridge Junior School, who recently benefited from a grant of £1,000 from Kellogg’s for their breakfast club.  

The much-loved house brand offer schools the opportunity to apply for a £1,000 award to help fund a breakfast club.

A limited number of grants are available across the country, with priority given to those schools that have more than 35% of children in receipt of pupil premium funding. Penbridge Junior School, based on New Road in Fratton, qualified for this.

The £1,000 awarded to the school’s breakfast club has helped with the purchase of equipment, food and learning materials to support the sustainability of the club, which runs before school every day from 8am.

Karen Denton, Head of School at Penbridge, says it’s important for everyone to start their day with a nutritious meal and happy, saying:

‘It’s lovely to see the children come in to enjoy different cereals and toast to give them a healthy start to their day. A day of learning can be quite challenging, so children need the right nutrients to be ready for the day ahead. They need to be hydrated, so having the opportunity to give them that is really important in the morning. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for being the first smiley face our children see when they come into the school, giving them a happy start.’

Sophie in Year 5 said:

‘It makes me feel happy to come to breakfast club, because I get to eat all my favourite cereals and toast. It helps me because eating makes me feel calm as I’m not hungry, and then it makes me excited for my lesson.’

Jake in Year 3 said:

‘It makes me happy to come here. I like to see my friends before school – we all love eating CoCo Pops and talking about our favourite films.’

Breakfast Club is run by friendly and caring staff, providing high quality care where children can enjoy the benefits of a wide verity of activities

For a cost of £2 per session, children receive a scrumptious breakfast alongside various activities. The children are offered a choice of fruit, cereal, toast and jam or brioche for their breakfast.