The Greggs Breakfast Club Programme was established in 1999 to help primary school children get a nutritious start to their school day.
That’s why housing association New Charter Homes, now part of Jigsaw Homes Group, has teamed up with Greggs Foundation to fund a new healthy breakfast club which is run by Millbrook Primary School in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester.
New Charter Homes has funded the club with the Greggs Foundation to give children as young as four the best start to their day.
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 in 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 over 450 breakfast clubs across the UK, providing nutritional food and fun activities to set children up for their day ahead. Having a good breakfast and a morning routine helps improve children’s concentration levels throughout the day.
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.
“The breakfast clubs are part of this and as well as giving children the best start to the day, we hope they will bring the community back into schools.”
Head teacher, Elizabeth Turner said that school had already seen a big difference in the short time they have been running the breakfast club. She said: “Children are calmer and ready for their days learning after breakfast club. It gives children a healthy and nutritious breakfast and a chance to tune in to the day ahead. Parents are also giving breakfast club the thumbs up. All in, it’s all a great way to start the day!”