The school runs a daily breakfast club, supported by Greggs and PWC, for 40-50 children. The club ensures children are nourished and ready to start school and it helps working parents manage their mornings. For Children In Need the whole school was invited and parents encouraged to come too.
Irene Johnson started the school’s breakfast club over 20 years ago and is still involved today. “There’s a lot of work goes into today’s event, but I love it” she said. “It’s great to see the parents come in and have breakfast with their children.”
I spoke to one parent enjoying breakfast with his son, he told me: “This is such a good opportunity for children to learn about charity and those that are worse off than them” he said. “My son was so excited he got up early and woke me to bring him on time! It’s so good to have events like this. We see parents in the playground to say hello, but this is a chance to socialise.”
“It’s good to help children who have got less than you and to welcome everyone into the school” one pupil told me.
“It’s good that there are lots of people here so we can raise lots of money” added another. “It feels good to be involved in helping a charity.”
Headteacher Hannah Darley commented:
“Today has been a great success! Breakfast in Need is its 10th year at Hunslet Moor and is a fantastic opportunity to bring the whole school community together to enjoy themselves and raise money for such an important cause.
“This success is only achieved through the generous donations of staff’s time and food and the valued support of our families who participate and support the event so enthusiastically. I would like to say a special thank you to Mrs Bailey and Mrs Graham, who both did a great job in organising us all to host this popular event.”
The school raised almost £250 for Children In Need.