Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing is encouraging local organisations to enter the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.
Dame Eleanor said: "The awards aim to recognise schools all over the UK for the incredible role they continue to play in ensuring children are fed and ready to rise and shine every morning."
There are 12 regional categories across the UK, with one school from each region winning £1,000, and the grand winner receiving an additional £1,000.
Entries can be submitted online CLICK HERE. https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/7BN4-2T1/kelloggs-breakfast-club-awar…
The deadline is March 17.
All primary and secondary schools, plus sixth form colleges, can apply as well as pupil referral units and SEND schools.
Shortlists will be announced the week commencing March 27 with winning schools notified by email and telephone the week commencing April 10.
This year’s awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Commons on May 17 to celebrate the winning breakfast clubs and Kellogg’s 25 years of work in this area.
Kellogg’s has been a proud supporter of school breakfast clubs since 1998, supporting more than 500,000 children. Kellogg’s support includes cash grants to schools in the most disadvantaged areas, cutlery, crockery and games for the children attending.
Teachers estimate that if a child arrives at school once a week hungry, they will lose one hour of learning on that day. If this happens once a week for the school year, they could lose 36 hours a year. This is equivalent to 1.4 school weeks a year.
This could mean a child missing out on learning essential skills, like reading and writing. In the longer term, hunger could also affect exam results, which in turn could impact on their future prospects and social mobility.