Breakfast Club runs every morning from 8:10 a.m. until 8:50 a.m. This is a free club, open to all children attending the school. Breakfast has long been recognised as the most important meal of the day and evidence suggests that children who have the opportunity to eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast prior to the start of the school day are more likely to achieve their full educational potential. Further information and registration forms for children to attend the club can be obtained from the school.
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Abercarn Primary School had a special visitor recently when Mr Paws from Four Paws Animal Rescue visited the school to accept pet blankets knitted by pupils and pet food and treat hampers from Abercarn's Breakfast Club. Mr Paws' assistant Sue also told the children how the Four Paws Animal Rescue centre re-homes pets in the Caerphilly area.
The Abercarn Breakfast Club was originally set up in 2007 as a result of Welsh Assembly Government funding. Organisers Claire Richards, Laura Steer, Maureen Pedal, Rebecca Sparks, Kirsty Haines provide a free breakfast each morning to more than 80 pupils, and have also found time to teach the children new skills. Fun activities offered by the Breakfast Club include knitting, colouring, craft activities, games, quizzes and much more. Items made by the children are sold to raise money, which is donated to national and local charities, through these activities the children are learning about animal welfare and those less fortunate than themselves.
The knitted pet blankets are the latest in a long line of successful early morning projects. The children raised £160 for Children in Need, £241 for Comic Relief and are saving milk bottle tops for a wheel chair charity. Congratulations to everyone for all their hard work.
Abercarn Primary Toasts Breakfast Club Boost
Abercarn Primary School’s Breakfast Club has received a dough-nation of table-top toys and craft equipment, thanks to Brace’s Bakery.
Toys for the long-standing morning club have always been funded by the school’s canteen staff, who provide the facility for early-morning drop-offs for pupils aged between 3 and 11.
During the Summer months, club members are encouraged to participate in outdoor activities and team games, but at this time of year, the children are busy playing games and creating Christmas gifts for their parents, while enjoying a nutritious breakfast before starting their school day.
Staff at the breakfast club applied for a slice of Brace’s Bread for the Community Fund, which is to mark the Crumlin-based company’s 109th year of baking in Wales. The family-run bakery has pledged to make donations of £109 to 109 local charities, sports teams and community groups during 2011.
Scott Richardson, Sales and Marketing Director at Brace’s, said: “Breakfast is such a crucial part of any healthy lifestyle and groups like Abercarn Breakfast Club that emphasise to children from a young age the importance of fuelling up early for a productive day, is thoroughly worthwhile.
"At Brace’s we have always emphasised the importance of a balanced diet, particularly through our complimentary Primary School Visitor programme, and we are always keen to thank the local communities that have been loyal to Brace’s over the last 109 years.
“We appreciate that daily routines are more hectic than ever for parents and to be able to take their children to school a little bit earlier every day, knowing they can enjoy themselves and are well looked after, can make the world of difference to pretty stressful working schedules. This club seems a fantastic place for children to enhance their physical development, and to learn through the medium of play, while tucking into their favourite Brace’s bread.”
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