27 November 2019

Magic Breakfast launched in Scotland in March 2018 with 13 schools. We now have 38 partner schools stretching from North Ayrshire on the West Coast, to Fife on the East Coast.

Interestingly, whilst in England the majority of our partner schools are primaries, in Scotland we have had a lot of take-up from secondary schools which is very satisfying, especially as recent research has shown how much impact breakfast can have on exam results. It is reassuring to know that pupils at Magic Breakfast schools are getting the fuel required for exam success.

We are establishing some great relationships with supporters in Scotland too. From the new year, dunnhumby in Edinburgh will be fundraising for us and we are also working with several Scottish restaurants.

Recently, some of the staff from Dishoom restaurant in Edinburgh volunteered to help out at the breakfast clubs at Broomhouse Primary and St Joseph’s RC Primary, and the children and volunteers loved the experience. The puzzle books which Dishoom provided were a particular favourite with the children, they showed examples of breakfasts from around the world and included a word search for the children to complete whilst eating their Magic Breakfast. A huge thank you to both schools for allowing Dishoom to take part in their breakfast club and give them “a warm feeling” at the start of their day.


  Tracy Freeman, Regional Lead (centre) with Dishoom volunteers

Magic Breakfast’s Regional Lead in Scotland, Tracy Freeman, also attended the opening of St Stephens and St Kevin’s primaries new school building in the Sighthill area of Glasgow. All the pupils and parents took part in a celebratory march between the old school building and the new school building led by a piper and a drummer, and the headteacher Donna McKay. 

 Headteacher Donna McKay ready to march to the new school building

The new school is in an absolutely breath-taking building incorporating all the latest tech. Magic Breakfast is proud to support both schools and wish them every happiness in their fabulous new building.

The new Sighthill community campus

We look forward to further growth in Scotland providing more healthy breakfasts to ensure no child starts their school day too hungry to learn.