15th May, 2016.

One of our fabulous partner schools, Forest Academy, is featured in The Observer newspaper today, in a piece by journalist Yvonne Roberts, about the growing evidence of a link between eating healthy breakfasts and educational attainment. 

140 children eat a nutritious 'magic' breakfast at Forest Academy each morning before lessons. Forest Academy's Headteacher, Sam Bailey, is quoted in The Observer article as saying: "Before, some would lose four hours of learning until dinnertime because they were too hungry to concentrate. Breakfast is crucial. It provides a positive start to the day". 

Magic Breakfast's founder and Chief Executive, Carmel McConnell, is also quoted in the piece: "We need an urgent national programme of school breakfast food aid extending right the way through school holidays as well". "In the fifth richest country in the world, we need a national consensus that no child is too hungry to learn in school".

Please follow this link to the full, online, article on The Observer's website. 

For more information on Forest Academy, including a short video about the school's fabulous breakfast club, please follow this link to the Case Studies part of our website.