Students crunch way to funding boost

A DENTON school has been given something to get its teeth into after a funding boost to its breakfast club.Denton Community College has been given £1,000 from cereal giant Kellogg’s as it celebrates 20 years of supporting schemes.

Every morning between 7.30am and 8.20am, more than 65 young people take part in getting themselves fuelled before the start of the day.

And the Taylor Lane establishment was selected to receive the boost as Kellogg’s double their investment in breakfast clubs in 2019 as more and more schools struggle to find the budget to fund this service for their pupils.

Breakfast clubs help with everything from attendance and attainment to alleviating hunger and providing pre-school care.

A huge 68 per cent of teachers believe pupils would struggle to concentrate in class without their breakfast club, according to Kellogg’s research.

Hayley Duffy, Denton Community College’s head of community, said: “We are so grateful to receive this generous donation.

“We have since been able to purchase equipment , cereal and milk for our club.

“These resources will help us to provide our breakfast club services for our children and their families thanks to the support from Kellogg’s.”

Kellogg’s has supported 3,000 school breakfast clubs with funds, food and training over the last 20 years – a total of 70 million bowls of cereal to children all over the UK since 1998.

Kate Prince, corporate social responsibility manager at Kellogg’s, said “We’re proud to have spent 20 years supporting so many schools across the UK.

“We believe all children should have the opportunity to start the day with breakfast, and we know that equipment and resources are just as important to clubs as the food itself.”

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