Breakfast club boost helps hungry pupils

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A SHEFFIELD school has been awarded a top grant to help its breakfast club carry on serving.

Heritage Park Community School, on Norfolk Park Road, was given the £450 by food company Kellogg’s.

It was one of 600 schools from across the country to receive a grant after research revealed that more children than ever are going to school hungry.

Executive headteacher Tony Middleton said: “Breakfast Clubs are a lifeline for many children but with budgets being tight they could sadly become an unaffordable luxury in future.

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

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

Recent reports show that 40 per cent of breakfast clubs have closed through lack of funding in the last year.