Wellingborough primary school starts the day the Greggs way

Olympic Academy has just celebrated the official launch of its new breakfast club thanks to The Greggs Foundation and Wellingborough based ESS Safeforce.
Olympic Academy has just celebrated the official launch of its new breakfast club thanks to The Greggs Foundation and Wellingborough based ESS Safeforce.

A Wellingborough primary school has upgraded its out-of-school morning meal with the help of a High Street snack outlet.

Olympic Academy celebrated the official launch of its new breakfast club thanks to The Greggs Foundation and Wellingborough based ESS Safeforce.

Jo Sawford, Inclusion Lead and responsible for Breakfast Club, said: “Olympic had been running a small breakfast club for many years but in May 2015 we approached The Greggs Foundation who were offering to match us to a local company who would be happy to sponsor our breakfast club.

“We grabbed the opportunity, working hard with ESS Safeforce to develop our great new service and we can now offer 50 fully funded places each day.

She added: “Fresh bread is provided by Greggs and our sponsors have given us funds to improve the resources we already had.

“The breakfast club has taken on more of a café feel with table cloths and flower displays, we also have a cosy book corner and a range of new games. “The club has also had a positive impact on attendance ensuring children arrive at their classrooms on time for morning lessons.”

Jonathan Newport, Managing Director of ESS Safeforce, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this hugely worthwhile club and it was lovely to see for ourselves what a valuable and excellent provision they now have at Olympic.”

Anne Binns, Acting Principal at Olympic Academy, said: “The launch of our new breakfast club is crucial to ensuring more children have a positive start to the morning. We know they have eaten healthily thansk to the sponsors.”