BREAK­FAST CLUB AT BEL­MONT CITY COL­LEGE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

Bel­mont City Col­lege Youth­CARE Chap­lain Adrian Her­bert runs his school’s break­fast club Mon­day to Fri­day and said about 40 stu­dents at­tended daily. “Ev­ery­one in the school com­mu­nity is in­vited to the break­fast, which in­cludes serv­ing spaghetti, ham and cheese toasted sand­wiches,” he said. The school break­fast ini­tia­tive re­ceived lots of sup­port from the school com­mu­nity. “Staff say it makes a dif­fer­ence and that is why we do it. We know the stu­dents are go­ing to con­cen­trate bet­ter if they have a full stom­ach and we want them to get the most out of their ed­u­ca­tion.” Bel­mont City Col­lege prin­ci­pal Dar­rel Le Mercier said the break­fast club started about 15 years ago when teach­ers be­came aware that many of their stu­dents ar­rived at school with­out hav­ing break­fast and that it was hav­ing an enor­mously neg­a­tive im­pact on their ca­pac­ity to learn. “Adrian and his group of vol­un­teers do a fan­tas­tic job in en­sur­ing that our stu­dents go to class each morn­ing, ready to learn, af­ter eat­ing a healthy break­fast,” he said.

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