The second breakfast club was launched at Frobisher Primary School in Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea in January 2013 with members of the Gracelands and Greggs management team visiting the school in April. Forty young students enjoyed their breakfast amidst a morning of fun with balloons, special cupcakes and a surprise visit by Pudsey Bear and Hope.
Since the launch of the breakfast clubs, the schools have reported a number of successes:
Teachers and parents working together to promote healthy eating and the importance of having breakfast
Pupils who had been persistently late now arriving at school on time
Pupil behaviour at breakfast club is consistently good
Groups of older pupils walking to school together, stopping off to collect each other along the way
Students improving their social and communication skills as the breakfast clubs encourage engagement in activities and social interaction with their peers
Excellent attendance rates at the clubs with increasing numbers wanting to join due to the club’s growing popularity
the breakfast clubs are a topic of conversation in the local communities
For Gracelands, it is very rewarding and satisfying to know that our small contribution and support for these clubs is making such a big difference to these school communities.