The Huddersfield Town Foundation has opened its first ‘Early Kick-Off’ Breakfast Club at a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school.

On Monday 11 February 2019, the Town Foundation’s 36th breakfast club was launched at the SEN Fairfield School in Batley, which was attended by over 20 pupils!

The excited youngsters tucked into a nutritious breakfast choosing from a selection of yogurts, fruity pots, toast and more.

After enjoying a healthy meal to start the day, one of the students sung for the rest of the group, whilst others chatted to Town Foundation members of staff and had pictures with Club Ambassador Andy Booth.

In attendance were Jeanette Cartwright from Kirklees Catering, Andy Booth and Town Foundation staff.

The breakfast club was held in the post-16 department café – an area which is also open to students every Wednesday, so they can make their own lunch, take telephone orders and serve their fellow pupils.

One of the pupils will be involved with the running of the breakfast club and will be helping to place the weekly orders with Total Food Service.

Alongside the breakfast club, the Town Foundation will be involved with Fairfield School through its Premier League Disability programmes. Town Foundation coaches run an after-school club for around eight students every Thursday between 3.30pm and 4.15pm.

These sessions include multi-sport activities, which encourage them to socialise, alongside boosting teamwork and communication skills.

The Town Foundation’s Head of Fundraising and Events, Julie Sheffield, commented:

“We were delighted to open our first Breakfast Club at an SEN School, it was great to interact with the group of children this morning and going forward breakfast will be available to the whole school”

“At the Town Foundation we aim to help people in the community and through our breakfast clubs we have been able to do that.

“I am delighted that we are also able to support the school with sports coaching; it will make a real difference to the youngsters.”