Coun­cil­lor Burns pops in for break­fast

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Shirley Bar­tynek

Larkhall Coun­cil­lor Jackie Burns last week vis­ited the break­fast clubs es­tab­lished at Hareleeshill Pri­mary School, St Mary’s Pri­mary School, and Nether­burn Pri­mary School.

The clubs, which have been funded by the coun­cil, are de­liv­ered and sup­ported by the Machan Trust. Coun­cil­lor Burns said: “I fully sup­port the value and im­por­tance of in­vest­ing in the de­liv­ery of free break­fast clubs to all schools in Larkhall, Ashgill, Nether­burn and Quar­ter which have been planned over a pe­riod of time.

“This pro­posal will pro­vide ben­e­fits to chil­dren and their fam­i­lies and en­sure that a healthy break­fast is pro­vided to help learn­ing and at­ten­dance and, most im­por­tantly, to raise at­tain­ment.

“At first hand, I have seen how young pri­mary pupils have been mo­ti­vated and fed early in the morn­ing and more set­tled when start­ing school at 9am.”

Coun­cil­lor Burns will be hold­ing his surg­eries on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, at Larkhall Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 10am and then again at Quar­ter Pri­mary School 11.15am.

Any el­derly or in­firm con­stituents who are un­able to at­tend can ar­range a home visit by call­ing 01698 454089.

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