A south Norfolk school is reaping the benefits of its successful breakfast club.
Alburgh with Denton Primary School runs the club each morning between 8-8.45am and is run by two qualified members of our school staff.
The club was created by the school after it identified a need with the parents to have a facility for the children before the school day started.
“There was a demand for a breakfast club. We had parents wanting before school provision for their children,” said Joel Crawley, headteacher of the school.
The club is very popular with the students and parents of the school, much down to its flexibility.
“It is very popular amongst our children. The turnout for the club ranges between 15-35 each day with an average of around 20.
“It is a service that both the parents and children can use as and when they want. It has a very flexible arrangement, you just have to turn up in the morning with £1, there is no need to book in advance or anything like that,” said Mr Crawley.
The children are provided with a breakfast of cereal, toast, yoghurt and fruit and have the opportunity to play games, read, complete homework or engage in creative activities until 8:45am when they prepare to start the day.
Mr Crawley acknowledges the importance that the breakfast club has to the school.
“There are many benefits. One is that is provides the children with a settled start to the day as well as a good healthy breakfast.
“We have also noticed an improvement in behaviour from some of the children as a result of that settled start.” Email your school news to firstname.lastname@example.org