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Breakfast helping Blackburn College students achieve better
3:54pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A COLLEGE is crediting a healthy breakfast with an upturn in results.
Two years ago Blackburn College started giving out free breakfasts of toast, orange juice and porridge to all 16 to 18-year-old students at their Café Central on the £65m town centre campus.
They say the breakfasts are the reason they are able to toast high success rates after another outstanding year of results which included a 99 per cent A Level pass rate.
The college also saw more than 1,000 vocational high grades and 195 triple distinctions; not to mention one in five students gaining first class honours degrees.
Principal Ian Clinton said: “We implemented the idea in May 2012 as part of the college initiative to help students financially with the ever increasing costs of travel, food and general living expenses.
“It was part of a scheme which included a £10 travel pass and free kit and uniform..
“Blackburn College prides itself on the extra financial support we can provide for our students and our students don’t seem to mind getting up that little bit earlier for their free proper breakfast. The café is always packed!”
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