Summit Learning Trust secures cash support for learners
Breakfast club is part of ‘Base Camp’ scheme that helps families through
Summit Learning Trust is delighted to have secured a cash boost from Kellogg’s for its popular breakfast club. The grant will be used to offer a healthy free breakfast to learners at the trust’s Birmingham schools: Erdington Hall Primary School, Oaklands Primary School, Pegasus Primary School, Yarnfield Primary School, Cockshut Hill School, and Ninestiles, an Academy all received a £1000 grant each.
This is the second year Summit has been supported by Kellogg’s, with the funding being used for the trust’s ‘Base Camp’ – an initiative designed to help families through the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Under Base Camp, every Summit learner is offered a free breakfast, along with support to meet their basic needs, so that they can achieve the highest levels of academic progress.
Base Camp includes:
- Free breakfast for all Summit Learning Trust children Monday to Friday
- A warm, supervised space for secondary and sixth form learners to come before and after school, where they can use Wi-Fi and charging points
- Health and hygiene products
- Support for free school meal applications
- Free revision materials for all SATs and GCSE students
- Support with uniform and travel, where required, from local authorities
- Digital equipment and platforms to enhance learning
- Cultural experiences to prepare them for later life
Vince Green, CEO, Summit Learning Trust, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Kellogg’s for their ongoing support, and their second, generous grant. Evidence and experience show us that learners perform significantly better where they have breakfast at the start of each day. By offering them a healthy breakfast each morning, and removing other barriers through our Base Camp initiative, we can make coming to school or college a positive experience, and work to ensure our young people achieve the very best academic outcomes they can.”
Kate Prince, Corporate Social Responsibility manager, at Kellogg’s, said “We’re proud to have spent 20 years supporting so many schools across the UK. We believe all children should have the opportunity to start the day with breakfast, and we know that equipment and resources are just as important to clubs as the food itself.”
More information about Summit:
Summit Learning Trust is based in Birmingham and includes four primary and three secondary schools and the 6th Form College, Solihull. They provide an education for almost 8000 children and young people; some of their children are with them from age 5 to age 18. The Trust values its status as close-knit family who protect, support and challenge each other in order to provide the very best in educational provision and care.
Kellogg’s has supported 3,000 school breakfast clubs with funds, food and training over the last 20 years – that’s 70 million bowls of cereal to children all over the UK since 1998. For more information and images, please contact Lucy Mahoney in the Kellogg’s Press Office on 0161 869 2496, or email [email protected]