Ingram Road Primary School crowned best breakfast club in Yorkshire and Humber

A Holbeck school has been crowned the best club in Yorkshire and Humber in the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.

Ingram Road Primary School was voted by a panel of judges as the best breakfast club in Yorkshire and Humber.

The school has received a cash prize of £1,000 to spend on its breakfast club, as well as a special party pack for the children to celebrate in the coming months.

The Kellogg’s panel of judges selected winners based on the inspiring individuals and activities that transform the mornings of children across the UK and with so many amazing stories submitted, the competition was tough. Ingram Road Primary School’s commitment to ensure every child has breakfast to start their day and their ability to adapt to regulations during the pandemic impressed the panel.

The team at Ingram Road Primary provided weekly breakfast hampers containing cereal, bagels and beans to families in need throughout the first national lockdown. Over the summer holidays, the school worked closely with their local food bank to ensure that their families could collect the hampers from there. Since Ingram Road Primary reopened in September, every child takes home a pack of bagels, a box of cereal and porridge every fortnight.

Sarah Millard, Headteacher at Ingram Road Primary said:

“We are extremely grateful and proud to have been chosen as your winner of this year’s Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Award. We work very closely with charitable organisations and without them, it would not be possible to provide this support to our families. Our children will be so excited to celebrate our success and enjoy their party pack when they are able to return to school.”

The breakfast club team at Ingram Road Primary noted how vital the club was to support working parents, vulnerable families and ensuring that every child has breakfast so they are ready to learn.

Ingram Road Primary School will split the winnings between supporting their local food bank to ensure that their families are food secure when school is closed and investing in the clubs future sustainability.

Chris Silcock, VP and chief of Kellogg’s UK & Ireland, said:

“I have had the opportunity to see the amazing work breakfast clubs do first hand. The pandemic has proven that now, more than ever, breakfast clubs are vital for so many families. They support working parents, offer a sense of normality when it is needed most and provide the essential fuel children need to learn.

‘’The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the incredible and vital difference these clubs make across the UK. “

This year, Kellogg’s is donating more money to support breakfast clubs than ever before. Along with their grants programmes which will provide funding for a minimum of 500 schools, Kellogg’s is pledging more investment – in cereal and money – to help Magic Breakfast to support 167,000 children every morning.

 

This post is based on a press release issued by Kellogg’s

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