Two Schools in Greater Manchester have been chosen as finalists for the North West as part of the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.
If they win, St Michael’s Primary School in Urmston and St Martin’s CE Primary School in Oldham will join the other successful candidates for the awards ceremony in the Houses of Parliament this June and will receive a £1,000 cash prize.
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.
This year’s awards ceremony will be extra special as Kellogg’s is also celebrating its centenary year of selling breakfast in Britain.
Around 50 children attend the St Michael’s Primary School breakfast club and around 35 attend St Martin’s every morning before school.
Lisa Daly, breakfast club manager at St Michael’s 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.”
Helen Woodward, Headteacher at St Matin’s said: “If we’re lucky enough to win the award for Best Breakfast Club in the North West, we’ll spend the prize money on new resources to widen the selection of activities that we can offer to our children.”
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 play in making breakfast happen.
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 over 500 applications, it’s been tough to pick our finalists from so many inspiring stories.”
“Breakfast clubs like St Michael’s and St Matin’s play a vital role in society.
“They support working parents, feed hungry children and offer opportunities to increase informal learning with activities and socialisation, all thanks to the staff’s dedication.
“Kellogg’s has supported Breakfast Clubs for 24 years and over the last two years they have faced unprecedented challenges, 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 53 shortlisted entries across the UK and the winners will be announced by the end of March. To find out more about the breakfast club programme, visit BreakfastClubAwards.co.uk.