Pupils making most of the toast

Breakfast Club at Lytham St Annes High School
Breakfast Club at Lytham St Annes High School

THERE is no excuse for skipping breakfast any more.

Pupils at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College tucked into a hearty meal before class as the school launched a unique pilot scheme to tie in with Farmhouse Breakfast Week last week.

The Worsley Road school’s canteen already dishes up hearty breakfasts before school – but from now until Easter they are testing out a new idea to get more pupils eating.

Form groups are visiting the dining room during registration so they can grab some much needed fuel.

Breakfast helps to stabilise your blood sugar levels which control appetite and energy so you should not feel the need to snack mid-morning.

The scheme is working a treat, according to Tracy Lawson, extended schools manager.

She said: “We were really keen to make sure more of our pupils are eating breakfast every day.

“Research has shown their focus and concentration is massively improved when they have had something to eat before their lessons.”

The sessions offer those with rumbling stomachs bacon and sausage sandwiches, as well as crumpets, bagels, toast, fruit and a cereals.

If successful, the arrangement may become a permanent fixture at the school.

Pupil Jade Parr, 13 said: “It is good to eat with friends and I do notice that I can concentrate better when I had breakfast.”