BREAKFAST CLUB AT BELMONT CITY COLLEGE
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.