St Martin’s Garden Primary School in Bath has been chosen as a finalist for the South West as part of the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.

If it wins, the school will receive a £1,000 cash prize, plus a special party pack to help them celebrate.

Around 25 children attend the breakfast club at St Martin’s Garden Primary every morning before school. During the first national lockdown, Headteacher Claire Parfitt ensured food parcels were created for all their pupils, delivering a total of 3150 parcels.

Jemma Mullins, Breakfast Club Leader at St Martin’s Garden Primary School, said, “We are really excited and incredibly proud to be shortlisted in this year’s Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.

“Writing our entry gave us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the fantastic children who attend every morning, not to mention the hard-working staff.

“If we’re lucky enough to win the award for Best Breakfast Club in the South West, we’ll spend the prize money on our Community Pantry Project. We are hoping to open a shop style area within the school, allowing our parents to purchase staple food items at a subsidised price.”

The aim of this year’s Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards is to recognise schools all over the UK for the incredible role they have played to educate and safeguard children throughout this pandemic.

Kate Prince, Kellogg’s corporate social responsibility manager for the UK and Ireland, explained, “So many clubs across the UK deserve recognition and after receiving 450 applications, it’s been tough to pick our finalists from so many inspiring stories.

“Breakfast clubs like the one at St Martin’s Garden Primary play a vital role in society. Thanks to the staff’s dedication, they support working parents, feed hungry children and offer opportunities to increase informal learning with activities and socialisation.”

A specialist panel of judges will now assess all 52 shortlisted entries across the UK and the winners will be announced later this month.  www.BreakfastClubAwards.co.uk.