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Trellech Primary School crowned best breakfast club in Wales

Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards 2023, House of Commons, Westminster, London

A SCHOOL in Monmouth has been crowned the best breakfast club in Wales in the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.

To celebrate their achievement, Trellech Primary School attended the awards ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, where they were granted a £1000 cash prize. They also had the chance to meet their local MPs, other award-winning schools and enjoy a trip on the London eye.

The panel of judges selected winners based on the inspiring individuals and activities that transform the mornings of children across the UK and with so many amazing stories submitted, the competition was tough. The club in Monmouth is run by a small, rural school and is a welcoming place children can settle into before starting their day.

This year Kellogg’s is celebrating 25 years since launching its Breakfast Club Programme in 1998. To mark the occasion, the company will be growing the size of its programme across the UK by increasing the number of schools supported by 50 per cent. Over the last quarter of a century, Kellogg’s has invested more than £5 million into breakfast clubs, by providing training, grants and food.

Kate Peacock from Trellech Primary School said: “We are delighted to be awarded the best breakfast club in Wales. Our club provides such important provision for our students – it gives pupils an opportunity to connect to their school community at the start of the day and prepares them for learning. We are thrilled!”

The school will spend its winnings on new resources linked to wellbeing to ensure pupils are able to begin their day in a calm positive way. This would include supporting staff to develop skills to lead weekly themed sessions such as Yoga, Singing and Welsh.

Latest research¹ from Kellogg’s found nearly four in 10 teachers across the UK claim to see children coming to school hungry every day, with 72 per cent believing the number of children attending their breakfast club has risen.

Chris Silcock, Managing Director of Kellogg’s UK & Ireland, said: “So many clubs across the UK deserve recognition and we are delighted to be able to acknowledge all the hard work and dedication breakfast club leaders, teachers and volunteers put into their club each and every day.

“After receiving 450 applications, it’s been tough to pick our finalists from so many inspiring stories. It has been incredible to hear the innovation, entrepreneurship and care that goes into every breakfast club that has entered this year.”