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School providing a healthy start

A NUMBER of schools across the Clarence Plains area on the Eastern Shore have been offering breakfast club programs for kids.

They are being run by volunteers who want to ensure that kids get a great start in the morning with a good breakfast that sets them up for a big day of learning.

Rokeby Primary School leaders Belle and Chloe regularly turn up to the school’s breakfast and said they really appreciated what it meant to them and their school mates.

“Here at Rokeby Primary School, we see a number of students regularly attend breakfast club,” principal Benjamin Richardson said.

“This gives an opportunity for students to not only start the day with a good breakfast, but also to make friends and bond with staff.”

After one of the school’s toaster stopped working properly, the school struggled to keep up with the demand at the breakfast club.

With the help of teacher Carla Brown, Chloe and Belle reached out to local Labor Member for Franklin David O’Byrne for some help in getting a new toaster for the club.

Mr O’Byrne said he was happy to help.

“We must reward our young Tasmanians when they step up and show initiative for something they believe in,” he said.

“I truly believe in the benefits of breakfast clubs and of all our kids having a good, healthy breakfast to start the day to give them the best chance to learn and be the best they can be.”