Schools in Doncaster have the chance to win up to £1,500 for their pre-school club by entering the national Breakfast Club Awards.
Eighty-four per cent of schools across Yorkshire and the Humber have a Breakfast Club to give schoolchildren the chance to have a proper breakfast and be ready to learn when school starts.
A specialist panel of experts from Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards will judge entries to the competition to find the best club. Winners and runners-up will be announced via a web broadcast on November 9, by the star of Educating Yorkshire, Matt Burton.
Each winning school will receive £1,500 for its Breakfast Club, with runners-up receiving £500 and the 2015 Breakfast Club Awards Grand Winner receiving £2,000. Winners will also be invited to a ceremony in The Houses of Parliament.
Many other prizes are up for grabs too, including George ASDA school uniforms and Hasbro Gaming Bundles for winners and runners up.
Lindsay Graham, School Food and Health Advisor said: “I am delighted to help judge the 2015 Breakfast Club Awards. Their contribution to children’s education is tremendous. A good breakfast helps contribute to attendance, wellbeing, concentration and achievement, all vital components of attainment.”
“Clubs support working parents, feed hungry children, offer opportunities to extend informal learning with activities and socialisation. I am really looking forward to seeing this year’s entries and would encourage schools and community groups to enter and share their stories.”
Awards spokesperson Alison Last said: “We’re pleased to announce the return of these awards. This year we’re asking schools to nominate their club for our Breakfast Club Awards, and we hope to find the best clubs in the country.”
Kellogg’s supports 2,500 breakfast clubs across the UK with training, cereal donations and funding so that schools can run a sustainable pre-school club.
To find out more about each of the categories and to submit a Breakfast Club entry, visit: www.kelloggs.co.uk/breakfastclubawards. Entries close on October 12.