Murtoa College supports students with breakfast club

MURTOA College has celebrated its final breakfast club for the year with a Christmas theme.

Wellbeing co-ordinator Jan Dunlop said the breakfast club had been running for the past five years.

“In 2017 the service was increased from one to two days per a with an average of 70 students making use of the service each day,” she said.

“It has been great to be able to ensure that students from foundation to year 12 have access to a free nutritional breakfast twice a week to help get them through the day.“

The Murtoa Lions Club provide financial support to the program and the Foodbank Victoria’s school breakfast program supplies non-perishable items.

“Staff members Sheryl Jordan and Sharon Crawford serve breakfast both days, always greeting the students with a smile and a cheery ‘good morning’ and Leanne Yew from West Wimmera Health Service, helps out on Wednesdays,” Mrs Dunlop said.

“Eating breakfast helps students feel less tired and restless and improves concentration and behaviour at school.”

Mrs Dunlop said the school was working towards increasing the number of days the service was offered.

“We are working towards it being available five days a week,” she said.