Hollydale is part of the cool milk scheme. All of our children in the foundation stage have a glass of milk each day.
About Cool Milk
Cool Milk is one of the UK’s leading school milk suppliers, working in partnership with local authorities and early years groups to supply free and subsidised school milk to children in pre-schools, nurseries and primary schools.
Why provide school milk?
Milk is an important part of a child's diet. It is one of the few drinks allowed in school under the latest government's food-based and nutrient-based standards and provides a number of health benefits and social opportunities to ensure children get the most out of the school day.
Hollydale Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) is a government programme that entitles every child aged 4-6 in fully state-funded schools to a piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. The scheme was introduced after the NHS Plan, launched in 2000, included a commitment to implement a national fruit and vegetable scheme by 2004. The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is funded by the Department of Health on behalf of the tax payer.
Beanstalk is a national charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading. Click the link below to find out more.
You can read about the work of Springboard for Children here.
Greggs Breakfast Club
The first Greggs funded breakfast club was established in 1999 as part of a Business in the Community ‘Seeing is Believing’ event. The event was in response to growing concerns that children were attending school without having breakfast.
Greggs plc took up the charge and established the first ‘Greggs’ breakfast club. The Greggs Foundation now oversees over 320 clubs, providing a nutritious breakfast to over 18,000 school children each day, over 3 million each year!!!
The Greggs Foundation encourages the use of parent volunteers in breakfast club. Research has shown many benefits including improved parent/teacher relationships, increased confidence, self-esteem and social mobility. By using volunteers we also ensure that breakfast clubs offer excellent value for money and breakfast clubs are free of charge to ensure all children can attend.
Everybody knows the benefits of a healthy breakfast, but not every child gets one before the start of the school day.
We regularly hear stories of children who only get one decent meal a day, their school dinner, and children who are too hungry to participate productively in lessons.
At our breakfast club schools we see first hand children enjoying themselves and engaging with school staff and the education system. We also hear first hand from children that they’ve missed meals at home and they only eat at school lunch-times. We see children helping themselves to second, third, even fourth helpings of cereal and it makes us feel extremely proud that we were able to make a difference.
Evaluations of breakfast club schemes have uncovered the following key benefits of breakfast clubs:
Children have improved health and nutrition.
Children have improved attendance and punctuality.
Children are able to socialize and make friends.
Children have better relations with school staff.
Parents are less wary of school and are more likely to attend parents evenings.
Children are able to concentrate better and results are improved.