Join us daily 8.25-8.40 am in the dining hall for a free breakfast to ensure you are ready for the school day ahead. Have a bowl of porridge or cereal a slice toast and glass of squash. Meet up with friends and our City Year Team while you are there.
You’ve no doubt read and heard somewhere that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s not only true for adults, but for children as well – and even more so!
Eating well in the morning allows us to literally “break” the “fast” we’ve been maintaining since the day before. It also gives us the fuel we need to carry out our day-to-day activities –especially during the first hours of the day.
While it’s true that no one should skip breakfast, when it comes to school-aged children, breakfast is even more important. This is because going to school on an empty stomach can affect their health and their cognitive performance.
Eating breakfast before school allows children to concentrate more on their tasks, be more open to learning, and even behave better. With a full stomach, they’ll be in a better mood at school and have more energyto play, run, exercise and do everything else the day demands.
On the other hand, not eating breakfast has negative consequences. These include irritation, sensitivity, tiredness, lack of attention and apathy.