Daily Mail is reporting that tens of thousands more pupils will be given free breakfasts in an £11.8million push to help poorer families.
The number of school breakfast clubs will rise from around 1,800 to 2,450. ‘We want every child to lead a healthy, active and happy lifestyle regardless of their background,’ said schools minister Lord Agnew.
David Holmes of the Family Action charity said the funding would help the National School Breakfast Programme continue for another year. He said the scheme was already providing 280,000 free and nutritious breakfasts every school day.
Disadvantaged children will also be offered activities and free meals this summer, funded by another £9million from the Department for Education.
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