Greggs Breakfast Club
One project that’s making a difference to education prospects is the Greggs Breakfast Club. The first of its kind in Salford, the scheme gives children a free and healthy breakfast to kick-start their day, while offering expert career advice to their parents.
Around 70 pupils at Clifton Primary School in Swinton take part in the scheme, and as well as providing a nutritious breakfast, means they can have fun before school starts with everything from reading activities to board games. And it’s not just the children that get a boost. Their parents can come along and access information about local placement and training opportunities that can help them back into work.
A real partnership effort, the breakfast club aims to improve the life chances of both parents and children and contribute to building sustainable communities in Salford.
Michael Harding, Headteacher at Clifton Primary School, agrees. “The breakfast club has already proved beneficial to many of our children,” he says. “They get a healthy start to the day and have a chance to support each other and learn whilst enjoying the nutritious food.
“All staff and volunteers involved really enjoy the chance to learn with the children and talk with them. We have a caring ethos at Clifton Primary and the club adds to this school experience.”