1st March, 2018

Reporting from a beautiful, snowy Edinburgh, Magic Breakfast is happy to announce that the charity has extended its support to Scotland! 

Magic Breakfast is delighted already to be working with 13 schools in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife and North Ayrshire, reaching over 400 children in Scotland every school day, with plans in place to begin delivering food and expert support to schools in East Ayrshire, Falkirk, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire later in 2018. 

Anthony Currie, Head Teacher at St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Edinburgh, said: “This school year we have had the privilege to work in partnership with Magic Breakfast. As a result, our children and school community have thrived!  Every child in St. Joseph’s has the opportunity to enjoy a high quality, nourishing breakfast before school starts, providing them with a great start to the day and ready to enjoy their learning when school begins. The children also benefit from learning key life skills in the preparation of their breakfast food alongside an excellent staff team. The feedback from the children also highlighted the social benefits they feel they have gained from eating and sharing a first meal of the day together. We are proud to be working in partnership with Magic Breakfast to support the children and families of St. Joseph’s.”

Jamie Petrie, Head Teacher at Broomhouse Primary School in Edinburgh, added: “Our partnership with Magic Breakfast has given the pupils at the school an opportunity to start the day ready to achieve and attain.  It has allowed us to break down the barriers that hunger brings to children with tough realities. The food and fruit juice is the high quality that our wonderful children deserve so that they are prepared for all the challenges that lay ahead in the school day. The generosity of Magic Breakfast also allows us to feed all our children, not just those that attend breakfast club. This has really helped children that can't attend breakfast club, but still come to school hungry, access the fuel they need to learn and play.”

The Founder of Magic Breakfast, Carmel McConnell, MBE, said: “It is a great privilege to be able to help schools in Scotland set up and run healthy breakfast provision for their pupils. Magic Breakfast sends many thanks to all the schools and local authorities we are working with for their energy and support in ensuring that no child in Scotland starts their school day too hungry or malnourished to learn. Our sincere thanks too to the charity’s funders, food and delivery partners who are making it possible for us to deliver over 400 breakfasts to children in Scotland every school day.”   

Magic Breakfast is funded and supported in Scotland by: Amazon UK, Bagel Nash, Igloo Thermo Logistics, Morgan Stanley, People’s Postcode Lottery, Quaker Oats UK and Tropicana.

Edinburgh Castle on 1st March, 2018