On Monday our wonderful TA’s at Old Oak Primary School Fleur, Paula and Bethany launched Hungry Lions - Snack Attack! This initiative gives Year 6 an opportunity to have a healthy breakfast every day before the start of lessons.
There are 54 year 6 children being fed Monday - Friday spread over two classes.
Fleur, a teaching assistant for 15 years and born and bred in East Acton explains “We noticed a need as some children were going into class hungry and wouldn’t settle. Some were complaining they felt unwell and couldn’t concentrate”.
The club launching right now is crucial as the children will sit there SATS in May and are at an important stage of finishing their Primary School education to the best of their abilities.
An important aspect of the club involves both classes sitting together and sharing a meal. Encouraging class cohesiveness, learning good habits from each other and inclusivity are key life skills. The children sit down to place settings, table cloths and cutlery with an animal theme.
Equipment for the club (such as the toasters) were purchased using donations taken from the Bubble & Squeak stall.
The surplus food is being donated from Bubble & Squeak’s food partners City Harvest and Felix Project.
It’s safe to say the club is a 'ROARING SUCCESS', with children getting the brains ready to start the day.
The club is a 3 month pilot from now until May 2019.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please help us continue this club and consider donating to our pilot via our website link or donations can be dropped off to reception at Old Oak Primary School.
£30 funds a club for 60 children per day. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
We are also looking for breakfast food donations such as cereals, porridge, honey, jam etc which can be dropped off to Old Oak Primary School directly.