Ingram Road shortlisted for breakfast club award

A school in Holbeck has been chosen as a finalist for Yorkshire and Humber as part of the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards. If it wins, Ingram Road Primary School will receive a £1,000 cash prize, plus a special party pack to help them celebrate.

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards champion the people and activities that make Breakfast Clubs so great – from inspirational volunteers to invaluable extra learning sessions.

Around 30 children attend the breakfast club at Ingram Road Primary every morning before school. During the first national lockdown, the club opened for key worker and vulnerable families and supplied weekly breakfast hampers containing cereals, beans and bagels with the help of Magic Breakfast. During the summer holidays, the club worked closely with their local food bank to ensure families could still access the hampers when the school was closed.

Sarah Millard, Headteacher at Ingram Road Primary said:

“We are really excited and incredibly proud to be shortlisted in this year’s Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.

“Writing our entry gave us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the fantastic children who attend every morning, not to mention the hard-working staff.

“If we’re lucky enough to win the award for Best Breakfast Club in Yorkshire and Humber we would split the prize money between ensuring the future sustainability of our school breakfast club and supporting our local food bank so that our families remain food secure.”

The aim of this year’s Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards is to recognise schools all over the UK for the incredible role they have played to educate and safeguard children throughout this pandemic.

Kate Prince, Kellogg’s corporate social responsibility manager for the UK and Ireland, said:

“So many clubs across the UK deserve recognition and after receiving 450 applications, it’s been tough to pick our finalists from so many inspiring stories.

“Breakfast clubs like the one at Ingram Road Primary School play a vital role in society. Thanks to the staff’s dedication, they support working parents, feed hungry children and offer opportunities to increase informal learning with activities and socialisation.

“Kellogg’s has supported Breakfast Clubs for 22 years and this year we’ve seen the clubs face more challenges than ever before so we are delighted to be able to recognise them for all of the hard work and dedication they have put in to keep things going.”

A specialist panel of judges will now assess all 52 shortlisted entries across the UK and the winners will be announced on 10 February 2021.

 

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

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