Kirkcaldy school wins annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club award

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The breakfast club at a Kirkcaldy school has been crowned the best in Scotland.

Balwearie High School was voted the winner by a panel of judges in the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.

It scooped a cash prize of £1000 to spend on its club, as well as a special party pack for the pupils to celebrate in the coming months.

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The judges selected winners based on the inspiring individuals and activities that transform the mornings of children across the UK.

The Breakfast Club with Kellogg's.The Breakfast Club with Kellogg's.
The Breakfast Club with Kellogg's.

Balwearie’s commitment to ensure every child has breakfast to start their day and their ability to adapt to regulations during the pandemic impressed the panel.

Margaret Johnstone, support services co-ordinator at the school said: “We are delighted and incredibly proud to have won.

"One in four children in Fife are currently living in poverty. We have 1690 pupils, and we know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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"This award allows us to give our pupils the very best chance to engage positively with learning in a nurturing environment every day.”

Around 25 pupils attend the breakfast club each day which has had to adapt to regulations to ensure children are still getting fed each morning.

The club highlighted Margaret Johnstone, who works tirelessly to find funding to keep the two school breakfast clubs going.

The school will spend its winnings on a new fridge freezer and food for both clubs.

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The prize money will also go towards its ‘Free Fruit Friday’ initiative which allows pupils to take some home to their family.

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