DUCT to help youngsters kick start their school day
Dundee United Community Trust is delighted to be strengthening our link with 2 local schools with our brand new “Breakfast Club” project starting with Rosebank Primary School and Our Lady’s Primary School on Monday 18th September.
Alison Curran from Our Lady’s RC Primary School commented “We are very excited to be part of a new initiative in partnership with Dundee United Community Trust and Rosebank Primary School. Our new breakfast club aims to support our families first thing in the morning by providing exercise and a healthy breakfast before coming in for formal class lessons. In providing this facility first thing in the morning, we are confident that the impact will ensure that our pupils are ready to learn and in turn, maximise their potential.”
This pilot project aims to support local children and families by providing some physical activity and a healthy breakfast before the school day starts. The trust received some funding from Dr Guthrie’s Association earlier in the year to pilot this type of work and both schools are supporting the project through allocation of Pupil Equity Funding, as well as a facility and expertise.
Lesley-Anne Weir from Rosebank Primary School added “This is a fantastic opportunity for the pupils of Rosebank. The children involved will take part in physical activity to kick start their day, be provided with a healthy breakfast to fuel them for learning and have fun with their friends from Rosebank and Our Lady’s RC Primaries. We are grateful for this opportunity to work in partnership with DUFC and Our Lady’s, to ensure our pupils have the best start to their day.”
Education is a significant area of focus for the Community Trust and Head of Operations, Jamie Kirk, is delighted to see this strand of activity develop further and echoed the enthusiasm of both schools for the upcoming new initiative “The aim of the project is simple, we want to support the schools in helping the children start the day the best way possible. By using the brand of the football club/community trust, we hope we are able to engage the youngsters and encourage attendance at school on time – as well as helping the kids to focus when its time to study.”