Students in Year 7 at The Radclyffe School are being encouraged to start the day with a healthy breakfast.
The school has got together with national charity Family Action to provide free breakfast cereals, together with New York style bagels, to the almost 300 students who joined us this autumn.
The project aims to ensure that all students will start the school day having eaten breakfast. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast before school are more likely to achieve well academically. Eating breakfast can give students the energy to concentrate better at school, and studies have also indicated a link between eating breakfast and staying healthy.
As a result of Covid-19 restrictions the school will arrange for students to collect a week’s supply of their breakfasts each Friday to eat at home. The first delivery is expected during week commencing 21st September.
Year 7 Year Manager Heather Hunt said, “We are delighted to be able to provide the breakfasts for our students. I’m looking forward to finding out from our students which fillings they choose to put in their bagels.”
She added, “As a school we want to take every step possible to support students’ learning. Not starting the day hungry can help students do well throughout the day.”
If the programme proves a success, we hope to extend it to other year groups.
The Radclyffe School has been chosen to take part in the National School Breakfast programme as we are in one of the Department for Education’s opportunity areas. The breakfasts are funded by the government, and ensure that all children who need it can access breakfast.