Helping young people in our community start their day in the best way
Breakfast club means I don’t get hungry in lessons and I can focus
Student at KAA
We are delighted to support KAA for a third year through the ‘Family Breakfast’ - a free daily breakfast club for students at Kensington Aldridge Academy. This has continued to be hugely valuable given that the number of Pupil Premium students (identified by the government as the most disadvantaged) at the school is double the national average and this includes a high number of looked after and vulnerable children.
During the pandemic, the Family Breakfast remains a sanctuary for students living with challenging home circumstances and this status has only increased in the current climate of Covid-19. It provides a safe space to develop friendships through talk and play and to meet with teachers and mentors, who use the time to prepare students for the school day ahead, chat through problems and offer counsel.
In particular, the two key workers who run the School Within a School (a separate learning unit for those students at risk of exclusion), regularly breakfast with their cohorts in order to provide them with a smooth transition from home to school each morning.
At SWS we work with many of the most vulnerable students in the school. They are often hungry which affects everything, from mood to confidence to sense of self. Giving them breakfast is a small act which makes a huge difference to their whole day. We are so grateful for the funding for Breakfast Club.
Key worker from the School Within a School