Schools in the North-East have the chance to win £1,000 for their pre-school club by entering the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.
Any school with a breakfast club can enter the awards. One club from each region of the UK will win £1,000 for its club and a Grand Winner will receive a breakfast club makeover worth up to £5,000. Winners will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony in The Houses of Parliament.
Breakfast Clubs provide many benefits; from improved attendance and attainment to tackling hunger in the morning and providing pre-school care.
These awards champion the people and activities that make breakfast clubs fantastic – from inspirational volunteers to invaluable extra learning sessions.
A specialist panel of judges will hand-pick the entries and the winners will be announced on October 30.
Following a recent report by Kellogg’s, which highlighted a potential funding crisis across the UK for school breakfast clubs, Kellogg’s managing director Dave Lawlor said: “Great progress has been made since the 1990s to increase the number of schools offering pupils a safe and fun environment that provides a nutritious breakfast.
“That’s why each year the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards celebrate the fantastic people who make these clubs happen every day in schools up and down the country.
Many schools fund their breakfast club through the school budget but according to teachers cuts in school funding is making this more challenging.
In the report commissioned by Kellogg’s, 43% of teachers said their breakfast club could face closure in the next three years. But many schools are desperately trying to keep their clubs open.
Mr Lawlor continued: “The challenge for schools, government and partners in private and third sectors is to ensure that we help to sustain as many breakfast clubs as possible in the future.
“We will continue to support breakfast clubs because we believe that every child deserves the best start to the day.”
Kellogg’s has supported breakfast clubs for the last 19 years and offers funding, food and training to 3,000 clubs across the UK.
Entries close on October 2. To find out more and to submit a Breakfast Club Awards entry, visit: www.BreakfastClubAwards.co.uk