Breakfast club at Highbridge's Churchfield School

Highbridge’s Churchfield School has launched a new breakfast club to give local children the best possible start to the day.

There is a lot of research that says children need a nutritious breakfast to start their busy day at school, and the school provides about 300 breakfasts every week to students and nursery children to boost their health and lifestyle.

A team of volunteers help out at the Breakfast Club alongside members of St John’s Church and other local churches.

Reverend Sharon Crossman regularly attends and the neighbourhood policing team also attend on some mornings and enjoy the time spent with the young people.

The team of volunteers aim to ensure each child is prepared for their day ahead at school by starting off with a substantial meal as part of the national ‘Magic Breakfast Scheme’.

Headteacher Justin Philcox told “This is an amazing scheme which we are really proud to be a part of.”

“Every child in school can benefit from having a healthy breakfast which clearly helps them concentrate during their busy day at school.”

“It is a lovely social time, where staff, volunteers, members of the local community and children can sit down and enjoy a moment of calm before beginning their day.”