Breakfast Week’ is a hit with pupils

Tydd St Mary School Breakfast Week. ANL-150130-160422001
Tydd St Mary School Breakfast Week. ANL-150130-160422001

Pupils at Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary couldn’t wait to get to school during ‘National Breakfast Week’ to sample a variety of meals to start their day.

The event was funded by the PTA and aimed to make breakfast time much more enjoyable.

PTA members also wanted to raise the profile of how important this meal is for a child’s diet.

A free breakfast was provided for each child and headteacher Sonya Ripley said it was a great success.

“The children have all really enjoyed the experience and nearly all tried something new.”

Children were able to choose from a variety of foods on the breakfast menu.

It included crumpets, 
yoghurt and blueberries, three varieties of cereal, 
croissants and scrambled egg with a toasted muffin.

Toast and a variety of spreads such as jam and honey were also available.

Children were also offered many different nutritional drinks, such as fruit smoothies and fresh fruit juice, to accompany their meal.

Volunteers helped to ensure children remained settled in their usual classroom routine.

Alongside free breakfast, the school also put on activities to help encourage the importance of this meal.

Mrs Ripley feels reassured that the event has helped to encourage excitement amongst the children about the first meal of the day.

She said: “They unanimously wish us to repeat the event, or perhaps have breakfast in school throughout the year.”