Serving up a cash boost

BREAKFAST time will be even more fun at a Morpeth school thanks to a funding boost.

Kellogg’s is helping to bridge the funding gap facing school breakfast clubs across the country and Stobhillgate First School is one of 500 to receive a grant worth £450.

The cereal company got involved after it discovered that one in eight of these clubs have been forced to close because of budget cuts.

Stobhillgate Headteacher Neil Richmond said: “Breakfast clubs are a lifeline for many children but, with budgets being tight, they could sadly become an unaffordable luxury in future.

“This grant will really help our club and we’ll look forward to spending the money on some new equipment including crockery, cutlery and some games for the children as well as a selection of their favourite cereals.”

Kellogg’s launched its Help Give a Child a Breakfast campaign last October after its research found that many teachers were concerned about the detrimental impact closing a breakfast club would have on their students.