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MLPS Breakfast Club

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Marsh Lane Breakfast Club

What is ‘Breakfast Club’?

Our school breakfast club is a club for children that takes place daily at school from 7.30am until the start of the school day. The club will take place in the main school hall and children should enter via the main school entrance where they will then be registered by a member of staff.

Our breakfast club provision will start on Monday September 25th and will be run by Mrs Holland, Mrs Cockrell and Mrs Crutchley.

The club will run for an hour before lessons begin and will not only provide food but a safe space where children can take part in fun group activities, read or access to support for their homework.

How to book ‘Breakfast Club’?

We are in the infancy stages of developing our breakfast club, yet we are conscious that parents need this service as soon as possible. So, at this stage we do not require you to pre-book your place, instead your child can just simply be dropped off by a parent or carer on the morning required and registered by a member of staff. You will then be charged for this service via ‘Parent Pay’. The cost of the club is £5.00 per day.

Why are breakfast clubs important?

Breakfast is possibly the most important meal of the day. And there has been research carried out into the importance of children eating breakfast as well as many first-hand reports from teachers.

According to Premier footballer Marcus Rashford, school breakfast clubs are crucial to many children’s wellbeing- “Breakfast Club played an integral part in my life. Not only did it guarantee that I had fuel to sustain the day and really engage in learning, but it is where I formed my life friendships.”

Key benefits for children are as follows:

  • Improved concentration – Nobody can function to the best of their abilities if they are hungry. Eating breakfast ensures that children can not only concentrate better on a full stomach, but they are less likely to misbehave and cause disruptions in class. Feeling “hangry” is not conducive to learning.
  • Improved timekeeping and attendance  Once the child has arrived at the breakfast club he or she is ready for school. This means improved attendance and timekeeping.
  • Improved behaviour – The children’s behaviour is improved if they have eaten breakfast. All teachers report improved behaviour in the classroom following the inception of a breakfast club.
  • Decrease in bullying and greater socialisation – The breakfast club is a neutral space where children of all ages can mingle under supervision. This enables them to get to meet with others of all ages; a knock-on effect of the breakfast club is that inter-age friendships are formed.
  • A breakfast club can help children flourish  Breakfast clubs provide a safe calming space where children can enjoy activities that they may not be able to do elsewhere such as taking part in creative pastimes. It also gives them the space to practise reading skills.

What will be provided at breakfast club?

In general, the breakfasts provided are pretty simple and may include:

  • Fruit
  • Toast/ bagels
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Cereal.

Activities at breakfast club

The breakfast club offers children a space where they can have fun and enjoy some extra activities.

Typical activities may include:

  • Art projects and creative play – Working on an art project can be great fun. Alternatively, just providing art materials will enable children to improve their creativity.
  • Reading – A choice of age-appropriate books can get children reading and enjoying a range of books.
  • Exercise – Boosting the metabolism with exercise in the morning is a great way to start the day. Setting up some fun exercises is fantastic for health and wellbeing.



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