VLC Receives Breakfast Club Boost from Kellogg's
Voyage Learning Campus received a £1,000 grant from cereal maker Kellogg’s after completing an online training course to enhance their existing breakfast club.
The free training course, developed by Northumbria University, gives practical support and advice on how to run an effective breakfast club covering aspects such as child nutrition, food hygiene, advertising and how to access other sources of funding.
Kellogg’s offers the training programme following the outcome of a national audit of school breakfast clubs across the UK which examined the challenges schools face in sustaining their clubs. The findings revealed that although 85 per cent of schools had a breakfast club, 45 percent of these admitted funding was the single biggest need for the future of their club.
Kellogg’s supports breakfast clubs across the UK with training, cereal donations and funding so that schools can run a sustainable pre-school club. To apply for a grant schools can visit www.breakfastsforbetterdays.co.uk
Tony Hill, Vice Principal, said: “The funding is fantastic but the handy tips we picked up through the training course were priceless. We are looking forward to using the grant money to subsidise breakfasts for the children as well as buying some new crockery and play equipment for the club.
“It’s so encouraging to see companies like Kellogg’s supporting breakfast clubs like ours as it means we can carry on providing this great resource for our children and families.”
Kellogg’s started its breakfast club programme in 1998 when there were barely any breakfast clubs in the UK. Today, 85 per cent of schools now run a club.
Kate Prince, Corporate Social Responsibility manager, at Kellogg’s, said “We believe all children should have the opportunity to start the day with breakfast, and we’re really proud of what we have achieved through our breakfast club programme, helping to support 2,500 clubs with training, funding and cereal donations.”
For further information, please call 0161 869 5083 or email Valerie.Essien@Kellogg.com