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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Breakfast clubs

Daughter has just told me about kids in her class who have chocolate for breakfast. Not the evil cocoa pops but the real deal – a bar of chocolate. Mine get cereal and toast. 

Meanwhile I have just been reading about a trial scheme in Toronto to feed children up. 

68% of the children, in what is regarded as a poor part of Toronto, were coming to school without breakfast.
20% missed both breakfast and lunch. 

Since the school introduced a breakfast and lunch club the number of twelve and thirteen year old pupils failing to achieve the minimum reading level fell by 50% and the number achieving high reading scores increased by 10. 

The figures were just as good in science. The percentage of students failing fell from 44% to 28%. 

Impressive figures.

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