GOOD START: Students Kritika Poudel, Riley Costello and Lilly Patten, all 8, enjoy a bite to eat at the breakfast club. Picture: JODIE BRUTONBORDER primary school students are learning about good health and the social benefits of theshared table all before the morning bell sounds.
It is partof theSchools Healthy Food and Breakfast program, which is being rolled outthis year by the region’s largest emergency food provider, Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare.
Up to 50 students have attended the program atLavington East Public School dailysince it was introduced at the start of term.
School chaplain David Reekssaid benefits were wide-reachingwith positive impacts on students’learning.
“It’s a great opportunity for children to be fed to provide them with the energy they need for school and for their concentration and ability to be engaged in the classroom,” he said.
The school’s relieving principal, Carolyn O’Connell, said the children also benefited from eating together in a settled way before classes.
“The social skills are a lovely spin-off and the younger students are being mentored by the older kids too,” she said.
Best way to start day FoodShare manager Peter Matthews, Rotary Club of Albury president Charlene Gehrig and FoodShare’s Vic Citroen visit Lavington East Public School.
TEAM WORK: Chaplain David Reeks serves breakfast with student volunteers Kaniesha Turnbull and Jorja Scammell, both 11.
Shristy Majhi and Reshma Tiwari, both 10, help with the washing up.
GOOD SPORTS: Mason Plunkett and Noah Andrews, both 8, fuelled up at breakfast club.
Lavington East Public School breakfast club.
Students Shristy Majhi and Reshma Tiwari, both 10, help FoodShare’s Vic Citroen with the washing up.
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