St Giles School Matlock is now fuelling children ready for the start of the school day with the launch of Breakfast Club a new morning childcare service targeted to meet the needs of children and parents alike.
Breakfast Club runs from 8.00am until 8.30am. The cost is £2.00 per day per child.
Mrs Forster, Headteacher said,” Breakfast Club will give your child a quiet start to the day having the choice to either colour, draw, paper crafts, lego or read a book. Mrs Grainger and I are enjoying running the club and spending quality time with the children out of the classroom”.
A report in The Independent newspaper said, “Children who eat breakfast before school are twice as likely to score highly in tests and assessments at 11 than those who start learning on an empty stomach, new research shows.
A study of 5,000 nine to 11-years-olds carried out by Cardiff University reveals the first authoritative link between eating breakfast and academic performance.
Nutritionists have long argued that eating breakfast helps a child concentrate better at school - and have already shown a link between eating breakfast and staying healthy.
However, the research shows for the first time that children are twice as likely to score higher than average marks in assessments at 11 if they have started the day with a healthy breakfast.
However, eating unhealthy items such as sweets and crisps for breakfast - as one in five children do - does not have any positive spin-off in academic achievement.”
For more information and a registration form visit the Breakfast Club webpage on the School website or see Mrs Bednall in the school office.