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Ingol primary school receive breakfast packs from charity group

Posted on - 15th April, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Education, Ingol, Preston News
Cookie from the Rapid Relief Team

A charitable organisation comprised of members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, has donated educational packs to primary school students in Preston to drive home the importance of a nutritious breakfast for a flying start in life.

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The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) included a workbook, crayons, a bowl and spoon, a water bottle and a ‘Porridge To Go’ cereal bar in the boxes.

Once students receive their box, they are directed to an informative twelve minute video in which Cookie the Kookaburra explores the best ways to start the school day.

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The video shows how calming breathing exercises can be a great way to start the day, and also shows the importance of staying hydrated.

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In the UK, 4 million children go to school each day with no breakfast, and the impact of inadequate nutrition can be seen in the behaviour of pupils and their ability to learn.

The initiative is aimed at primary school-aged children, particularly those in difficult or challenging household conditions.

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As part of this work, Cookie the Kookaburra – the Rapid Relief Team’s popular mascot – is making the rounds of primary schools in the UK to encourage children to be mindful of the way they start their day.

The boxes are fully interactive and engage a mix of visual and kinaesthetic learning to suit a variety of learning types.

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Fay Malyon, Learning Mentor at Ingol Community Primary School in Preston, said: “Given how important it is that our pupils understand the value of a healthy breakfast, we were delighted to see much our children enjoyed the work packs in these boxes. The Cookie toy is loved by everyone, too.

“The Rapid Relief Team has been great in supporting our school which is in a highly deprived area. Many of the children go without any luxuries and treats, so these breakfast packs and the food boxes for families have been hugely welcomed.”

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