The Town Foundation’s ‘Early Kick-Off Breakfast Clubs’ continue to grow from strength to strength since the initial launch in October 2012. We are now supporting over 30 schools by providing a healthy, tasty and free breakfast for school children each and every school day.
We have served over one million breakfasts to date throughout Kirklees and proudly continue to impact the health and wellbeing of young children in our local area.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Our 'Early Kick Off Breakfast club' provides a fantastic opportunity for our children to meet up, socialise and have a healthy start to their day.
Children enjoy coming to the breakfast club and look forward to it. They see it as a fun time when they get to socialise and make new friends. Introducing breakfast to many of the children’s diets has made a marked improvement in their attendance, punctuality, achievement and readiness to learn. It is a real help to parents who have to go to work or drop siblings off at other schools.
Our breakfast club has undoubtedly had a positive impact on the students who attend, they seem more focused and engaged in lessons. Our breakfast club starts at 8am until around 8.40am, during this time we have around 30 to 40 young people attend. Some of our students help to set up each morning; they have taken ownership of the club and are eager to help. It is great to see them develop positive relationships with members of staff, and seize the opportunity to socialise and bond with students from different year groups. Having time to engage with adults and peers at the start of the day puts these students in the right frame of mind for learning for the rest of the day. What a fantastic opportunity for our students to start the day this way!
We want to thank you because our breakfast club is flourishing and very busy every day due to the kindness and generosity shown by everyone involved with the Huddersfield Town Foundation
I love my big bowl of porridge every day and have made lots and lots of new friends too. I am always up early now and never late for school – this is the best breakfast club ever!
Ensuring children get the best start in life is at the heart of what we do here at Hightown. Working in partnership with the Huddersfield Town Foundation and the Early Kick Off breakfast club scheme will ensure that we can give every child a healthy, nutritious and fun start to each and every day.
Since you started to support our Breakfast Club we have noticed a huge impact on school life: It has given all our children the opportunity to acces a good breakfast for free, a great way to start the day (on time and socialising with friends and staff). Staff talk about children being more ready to learn and starting their day in a happy way. We are very grateful for your support. Thank you so much.
The Early Kick Off Breakfast Club has been instrumental in moving the school forward. We've had an overwhelming response from parents and children and we are now serving around 90 breakfasts per day! The breakfast club has impacted hugely on attendance and punctuality figures too as children literally cannot wait to get to school. We are delighted to have been chosen as the 25th Early Kick Off Breakfast Club and are so proud to be involved with the Huddersfield Town Foundation. Thank you very much for making such a difference.
It's brilliant knowing we're able to give our children a nourishing 'Early Morning Kick Start' to the day. It makes us, as a school, happy knowing they have been well fed, had some fun playing and, of course, safely in school - on time - ready to start their lessons for the day. We are so very pleased and proud to be part of the Huddersfield Town Foundation, along with their wonderful sponsors. Thank you.
Some of the children who had breakfast at the Early Morning Kick-off Club today normally have a real problem getting to school on time. Today our Learning Mentor didn't have to ring any of our families to find out why the children were not in school. A fabulous unexpected spin off.