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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

KELLOGG’S gives Local School a helping hand at Breakfast Time

Woodstock School in Henbury received a boost today after cereal company Kellogg’s awarded a grant worth £450 to help fund the school’s breakfast club.

Woodstock School 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 teaching professionals across the UK.

Almost two thirds of teachers (62%) believe that the closure of their breakfast club would result in lower grades in their school. Behaviour would also deteriorate according to more than half (52%) of the teachers and nearly all (98%) felt those students that had eaten breakfast were able to concentrate better in lessons that those that hadn’t.

Attendance (37%) and punctuality (51%) would also be negatively impacted according to the report and one in six (17%) teachers felt that certain children wouldn’t get breakfast at all if it wasn’t for the breakfast club.

Mrs Coral Harper Head of School said: “Providing Breakfast for our children is essential, with tight budgets, we are delighted that Kellogg’s are supporting the venture.

“The grant will really help our club and we’ll look forward to spending the money on some new equipment including crockery, cutlery and some games for the children as well as a selection of the children’s favourite cereals.”

Kellogg’s is donating £230,000 in total through the campaign which will provide one million breakfasts by the end of 2012.

For further information, please contact Woodstock School, Rectory Gardens, Henbury, Bristol. Tel: 01173 772 175 Email: