Jamie Oliver’s influence still permeates the halls of All Saints through the success of the school’s Breakfast Club.
Started 6 years ago the good work is continuing under the watchful gaze of Imelda Wilson, Food & Textile Technician and volunteer teachers. The club provides a nourishing breakfast for students in need of sustenance after an early start to their school day, due to the distance some have to travel to school. Distances of up to 30 miles are not unusual for some students, leaving little opportunity for breakfast before setting out. There is a small charge to help pay for supplies which supplements the donations now brought in by staff at the school. A variety of cereals and fruit are the healthy options available, with bacon sandwiches proving a very popular addition twice a week.
This gives students the opportunity to eat what is seen as the most important meal of the day and the best start “for their studies after they have travelled some distance to get here, often on an empty stomach.” says Imelda.
Emily, who travels in daily from Haxby with her sister Tanya, also appreciates the opportunity to socialise with her friends. “It gives me a chance to get a bite to eat, relax and chat with friends before starting classes.”
The Breakfast Club is available at the Lower Site between 8:00 and 8:30 am daily.
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