A WIGAN school received a boost after cereal company Kellogg’s awarded a £450 grant to help fund its breakfast club.
St Mark’s CE Primary School, in Newtown, is one of 500 schools across the country to receive a grant after research by Kellogg’s revealed that one in eight breakfast clubs have been forced to close because of budget cuts.
The company launched the Help Give a Child a Breakfast campaign last October to help bridge the funding gap for schools as research showed the detrimental impact the closure of breakfast clubs could have according to teaching professionals across the UK.
Glen Robinson, headteacher, said: “Breakfast clubs are a lifeline for many children but with budgets being tight they could sadly become an unaffordable luxury in future. The grant will really help our club buy new equipment like crockery and cutlery.”