NEW breakfast clubs have been launched at two primary schools in St Helens to help get pupils prepared for day ahead.

Greggs has opened the clubs on Monday, April 25, at Allanson Street Primary School in Parr and Newton-le-Willows Primary School.

They will offer 60 schoolchildren a free, healthy breakfast before the school day starts.

The breakfast options include toast, low sugar, high fibre cereal, fruit, yoghurt, juice, and milk.

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The clubs have been set up thanks to the funding support of the Torus Foundation, with the Greggs Foundation providing the bread for the Club each week 

The clubs were launched at the two schools in the borough thanks to the sponsorship of the Torus Foundation.

St Helens Star: Allanson Street Primary School, on Gaskell Street, Parr, has seen a breakfast club launchedAllanson Street Primary School, on Gaskell Street, Parr, has seen a breakfast club launched

As well as providing a nutritious morning meal, the club aims to encourage children to chat and engage with school staff before their classes begin.

Launched in 1999, the Greggs Foundation’s Breakfast Club programme has grown to serve wholesome, free breakfasts to around 46,500 children every school day, at over 700 Clubs across the UK.

So far the programme has served more than 58 million free meals with an ambition to support 1,000 Breakfast Clubs by 2025, serving 70,000 free, nutritious meals each school day, as announced in The Greggs Pledge in 2021. 

St Helens Star: Newton-le-Willows Primary School on Sanderling Road Newton-le-Willows Primary School on Sanderling Road

Lynne Hindmarch, breakfast club manager for the Greggs Foundation, said: “No child should ever start their day without breakfast, which is why we’re delighted to be opening two new Breakfast Clubs in St Helens, thanks to the generous support and funding of the Torus Foundation.

“Through Breakfast Clubs such as this, we’re able to support over 40,000 children each day nationally, and new openings like the one at Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Allanson Street Primary School are helping us to continue heading towards reaching our target of serving 70,000 breakfasts each school day by 2025.”