GC receives breakfast club boost from Kellogg’s

21 April 2015

Gloucestershire College has received a £400 grant from cereal maker Kellogg’s after completing an innovative online breakfast club training programme, which has been developed by Northumbria University. 

The online course provides information on the benefits of breakfast clubs and healthy eating, as well as offering helpful advice on planning, funding and marketing the club. 

Pastoral Support Worker, Alison Allen, said: “The funding is fantastic, as are the tips we picked up through the training course. Thanks to the breakfast club, we can provide students with a place to go in the mornings; improve their timekeeping, as they come in for breakfast at 8.30am and go straight to lessons from there; reduce challenging behaviour; and support students with home difficulties.” 

“It’s encouraging to see companies like Kellogg’s supporting breakfast clubs like ours as it means we can carry on delivering the same excellent service to our students and their families.” 

Kellogg’s has been supporting breakfast clubs for 16 years and has set up more than 1,000 new clubs in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. 

Earlier this year, Kellogg’s commissioned a national audit of school and college breakfast clubs across the UK which examined the challenges schools face in sustaining them. The findings revealed 85% of schools and colleges had a breakfast club and 45% of these admitted funding was the single biggest need for the future of their breakfast club. 

This is why Kellogg’s is offering sustainability packages of training and funding to schools and colleges nationwide to help safeguard the longevity of their breakfast clubs.  

Kate Prince, Corporate Social Responsibility manager at Kellogg’s, said: “We’re really proud of what we have achieved through our breakfast club programme and are always looking for ways to offer schools and colleges more support.

“After 16 years of setting up breakfast clubs, we’ve decided to focus on our support on existing clubs like Gloucestershire College’s, which is why we have developed this training programme to give staff the skills they need to make their breakfast clubs as sustainable as possible to ensure a long and prosperous future.” 

For more information about Gloucestershire College’s breakfast club, contact Alison Allen at alison.allen@gloscol.ac.uk

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