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Cereal giant dishes up breakfast grant to Darwen school
4:49pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
SUDELL Primary School in Darwen has been given a £450 grant by Kellogg’s to fund a breakfast club.
The school is one of 600 nationwide to receive the grant after research revealed more children than ever were going to school hungry.
A report by the breakfast cereal company found money troubles and a lack of interest from parents were forcing more children to fend for themselves in the morning.
Almost 80 per cent of teachers surveyed said children were hungry in morning lessons and 54 per cent revealed this had risen over the past year.
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.
Headteacher Laura Pooles said: “Breakfast clubs are a lifeline for many children but with budgets being tight, they could sadly become an unaffordable luxury in the future.
“The grant will really help our club to keep costs as low as possible.”