Breakfast clubs are a lifeline to many families in the UK with 85 per cent of schools running them every single morning, so that parents can get to work on time and children and children get something nutritious to eat before they start their school day. That’s not all though: Many breakfast clubs offer extended learning possibilities for children, allowing them to receive an education on an informal level – outside of the formal structure of the class room.
What is important to remember is that schools don’t have to run breakfast clubs. They are a voluntary service they provide for children and their parents and the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards want to honour this by celebrating the best breakfast clubs up and down the country. If you feel, your child’s school deserves an award for whatever reason or you just want them to feel noticed, make sure you pop over the the official Kellogg’s Breakfast Club website to nominate your school for one or more of the following categories. You’ve got until 12th October 2015:
1. Promoting a healthy lifestyle (1x winner, 1x runner up)
2. Community involvement (1x winner, 1x runner up)
3. Extra Learning (1x winner, 1x runner up)
4. Long life and sustainability (1x winner, 1x runner up)
5. Breakfast Club Hero (1x winner)
6. Best Breakfast Club in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland (1 winner per region plus ONE Grand Winner)
Each winning school will receive £1,500 for its Breakfast Club, with runners up winning £500 and the 2015 Breakfast Club Awards Grand Winner receiving £2,000. The winners will be announced by the star of Educating Yorkshire, Matt Burtonduring, during a live web broadcast on 9th November. Winners and runner ups will not only receive cash prizes for their work, there will also be school uniform bundles by Asda George or game bundles by Hasbro. The most exciting prize however is an exclusive invite to the awards ceremony in The Houses of Parliament. So what are you waiting for? Get nominating!
Do you and your family make use of your school’s breakfast club?