Foor for thought

The future of a popular breakfast club at a Huntingdon school is in doubt because of a lack of funding. Launched in September, the club at St John s CofE Primary School provides a free breakfast for about 40 children each school day. The club has been fun

The future of a popular breakfast club at a Huntingdon school is in doubt because of a lack of funding.

Launched in September, the club at St John's CofE Primary School provides a free breakfast for about 40 children each school day.

The club has been funded by the Huntingdon Freemen's Charity, but a one-off "extended schools payment" will not be available again this year.

The school invited members of the Huntingdon Youth Town Council to the club to see if they could be persuaded the help with funding.

Headteacher Helen Curtis said: "Our observations show that the club is having a massive impact on learning because it gives our pupils a smooth and calm start to the morning. They learn to eat and chat together and to see a meal time as a positive experience and a chance to build relationships."

Youth Councillor Jonty Bell said: "When I was in secondary school I went to a similar scheme.

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"I believe it helped me with keeping attention in lessons. As chairman of the youth council I know that we are happy to support projects such as the breakfast club."

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