Breakfast club boost at Millbrook Primary

NEW Charter Homes, now part of Jigsaw Homes Group, has teamed up with Greggs Foundation to fund a new healthy breakfast club at Millbrook Primary School.

The housing association has funded the club with the Greggs Foundation to give children as young as four the best start to their day.

Millbrook Primary School pupils will benefit from a new healthy breakfast club

The morning sessions will run every day for two years at the school.

Greggs will donate fresh bread daily from a local store and the funding will also help to buy cereal, fruit, toasters and crockery for the club.

The school is in an area where New Charter Homes has invested heavily in the community to support families and, through the club, it hopes to encourage children to attend school on time and give them the best start to their day.

This is the second breakfast club New Charter Homes has supported in the last 12 months with Lyndhurst Primary School, Oldham, opening in January.

A third club already seeing success is Silver Springs Academy, also in Stalybridge which has been running for the past four years.

The Greggs Foundation has more than 450 breakfast clubs across the UK, providing nutritional food and fun activities to set children up for their day ahead.

Emma Wilson, group director of neighbourhoods at Jigsaw Group, said: “Teaming up with Greggs Foundation to offer children in our communities a healthy start to their day shows our commitment to do more good in the societies we serve, making a real difference to our customers.”

Headteacher Elizabeth Turner said the school had already seen a big difference in the short time they have been running the breakfast club.

She explained: “Children are calmer and ready for their day’s learning after breakfast club.

“It gives children a healthy and nutritious breakfast and a chance to tune into the day ahead.

“Parents are also giving breakfast club the thumbs up. All in all, a great way to start the day.”

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