Burnley breakfast clubs' chance to win £1.5k

The Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards are offering Burnley schools the chance to win £1,500.

Thursday, 29th September 2016, 3:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:46 pm
89% of north western schools have breakfast clubs.

In the north west, 89% of schools have breakfast clubs, with the big winners set to be announced on October 31st, with each winning school receiving £1,500 for its Breakfast Club and the 2016 Breakfast Club Awards Grand Winner receiving £2,000. Winners will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony in The Houses of Parliament.

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Lindsay Graham, Child Food Poverty Policy Advisor, said: “I am delighted to help judge the 2016 Breakfast Club Awards. Breakfast Clubs contribute considerable amounts to children’s education and wellbeing.

"They offer a great start to the school day with a filling breakfast, helping to improve attendance, confidence, concentration and achievement, all being vital components of attainment.

“Benefits of these clubs include supporting working parents, feeding hungry children and offering opportunities to increase informal learning with activities and socialisation. I am really looking forward to seeing this year’s entries and would encourage schools and community groups to enter and share their stories about their Breakfast Clubs.”