Pupils can get a kick start to their day thanks to a new breakfast club.

Twenty-nine pupils at Beech Primary School in Golcar were treated to free cereal, fruit and crumpets on the first day of the new initiative, made possible by the Huddersfield Town Foundation.

The school won a bid to be the 19th school to benefit from the charity’s Early Morning Kick Off campaign, which was set up to ensure students across the town get a healthy meal at the start of the day.

This is in addition to receiving wellbeing support from a dedicated member of staff.

Huddersfield Town Ambassador Andy Booth and Chief Executive Julian Winter with children at Huddersfield Town Foundation Kickstart Breakfast Club at Beech Primary School, Golcar.
Huddersfield Town Ambassador Andy Booth and Chief Executive Julian Winter with children at Huddersfield Town Foundation Kickstart Breakfast Club at Beech Primary School, Golcar.

From now until the end of term, the selected students will be able to arrive to have breakfast in between 7.45 and 8.45am at no cost to their parents.

The club will then be extended to the whole school from September and will be overseen by a dedicated member of staff.

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“We were very pleased that our bid was successful”, said Jo Jenkinson, head teacher at Beech Primary School.

“I applied because the level of deprivation of children at the school is so great and we had children coming to school without having eaten anything.

“A pastoral member of staff will also be present every morning to ensure the emotional wellbeing of our students by picking up on any concerns about those who do not seem ready for the day of learning ahead.

“This may be due to something that has happened at home.”

Huddersfield Town Ambassador Andy Booth with children at Huddersfield Town Foundation Kickstart Breakfast Club at Beech Primary School, Golcar.
Huddersfield Town Ambassador Andy Booth with children at Huddersfield Town Foundation Kickstart Breakfast Club at Beech Primary School, Golcar.

Ms Jenkinson also hopes the club will tackle lateness.

“We hope that it will improve students’ punctuality, while helping parents who are trying to get back into work”, she said.

“So it’s great for everyone.”

Huddersfield Town Foundation Kickstart Breakfast Club at Beech Primary School, Golcar.
Huddersfield Town Foundation Kickstart Breakfast Club at Beech Primary School, Golcar.

Two businesses who donate to the Kick Start initiative will be visiting the school to volunteer at the club.

Ms Jenkinson said: “Christopher Worsley from Envy Fires will be serving up breakfast soon, along with staff from the Chad Law’s Family department.”

The first clubs were first set up by the foundation in 2012.

Now thousands of free breakfasts are served for pupils, which are given at cost price by Total Foodservice and paid for by the foundation and local businesses.