Amazon funding gives Broadhembury pupils a healthy start to the day
PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:26 27 March 2018
Youngsters at Broadhembury Primary School enjoyed a healthy start to the day when they celebrated a new funding partnership for their breakfast club.
Charity Magic Breakfast and Amazon have teamed up to provide the pupils with a breakfast – the club is one of 77 at schools across the UK to benefit from the scheme.
The funding from Amazon is part of the company’s ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme, which focuses on giving all children and equal chance at succeeding in today’s digital society.
The Amazon team paid a surprise visit to Broadhembury to help dish up a breakfast of cereals, bagels, juice and milk to fuel pupils.
Katie Gray, executive headteacher at the school, said: “Magic Breakfast provision is having a big impact on our school, with pupils enjoying time each morning to socialize, read and play board games before starting their lessons settled and ready to learn.
“We are delighted to be one of the schools whose breakfast provision is supported by Amazon and we look forward to the opportunities this new partnership will bring to the whole school community.”
As well as a nutritious breakfast, Amazon’s support is providing a specialist member of Magic Breakfast staff to work with the school to help improve the breakfast provision.
Magic Breakfast’s founder and chief executive, Carmel McConnell, said: “We are delighted to be able to add Amazon to our list of generous corporate supporters.
“This help is urgently needed. If we as a country want to improve attainment and social mobility, it makes sense to grow the successful Magic Breakfast approach into a national school breakfast programme.”
Amazon’s pledge to fund one million breakfasts in the 2017-18 school year will benefit more than 5,000 children in 77 schools located close to Amazon’s offices and buildings across the country.
Andy Webb, Amazon delivery station operations manager in Exeter, added: “Every child, regardless of background, should get an equal chance to excel at school. “We’re delighted to be partnered with Broadhembury Church of England Primary School helping children at the school to get a healthy, nutritious breakfast to improve concentration, boost attendance, and ultimately help them learn a lot more.”
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