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28 Feb 2020
Stagecoach Manchester has given its support to Rushbrook Primary School’s much-loved Breakfast Club, which runs in partnership with Gregg’s Foundation.
The club, which runs daily from 8am to 8.40am has been made possible by the support of both Greggs and Stagecoach, who work together to provide morning meals and refrigeration for food for up to 120 school children each day.
Staff at Rushbrook Primary School attend out of contracted hours in order to help set up and manage each event, which has proven to be popular since it started in February.
Headteacher of Rushbrook Primary School, Matthew Carroll, said: “Our breakfast club is important as we want to provide our community with the start of the day they need in order to stay concentrated, hydrated and healthy.
“Being able to offer this provision enables families to drop their children off early in a safe and familiar environment with the comfort their children will be given a nutritious breakfast and have the opportunity to socialise with their friends. This also enables parents and carers to get on with their busy days and start their daily commute on time.”
Elisabeth Tasker, Stagecoach Manchester managing director, said: “We’re very happy to support initiatives such as the Breakfast Club at Rushbrook Primary School. We know how important a good start to the day is for children so they get the most of the hours they have in school and working alongside Gregg’s Foundation, we’re able to provide both food and refrigeration so the club can continue to give children the breakfast they need as its popularity grows.”
Lynne Hindmarch, Breakfast Club Manager at Gregg’s Foundation, said: “The Greggs Foundation provides breakfasts to over 36,000 pupils every day in 549 schools across the country. We could not do this without the support of partners such as Stagecoach.
“Research shows that benefits of going to a breakfast club include improved attendance, parent teacher relationships, increased confidence, self-esteem and social mobility. We are incredibly proud to be able to make such a difference to so many children and families”.