Maranoa Breakfast Club program receives grant for 2021
A program that has helped start the day for 7304 students across the Maranoa region, will continue this year after securing a community grant.
Operating successfully for four years across seven schools in the Maranoa region, the Breakfast Club program aims to promote healthy choices to improve the level of education of southwest Aboriginal children.
Organisers say eating a healthy breakfast has been proven to show a boost of energy which supports concentration in the classroom, which leads to improved academic performance and leads to improved social and emotional behaviour.
The Breakfast Club program also can have a positive effect to relieve family pressure during these difficult times.
Another benefit of the breakfast club program is to give students the opportunity to build social skills, learn punctuality and manners and to learn core values while at the program.
The Children and Schooling Officer continues a positive relationship with the school principals and volunteers to ensure the continuation of the breakfast clubs.
The Children and Schooling Officer applied for a community grant from Origin and was successful to receive $4500 for the breakfast club program in 2021, this funding will allow the program to continue throughout the year of 2021.
This program received a remarkable amount of attendance with over 7304 students attending, 2050 Indigenous within the 7 Schools of the Maranoa Region.