Healthy breakfast to beat exam stress

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A HEALTHY breakfast helped Wearside youngsters face their exams.

Children at Grange Park Primary School were among those benefiting from a campaign by Kellogg’s to provide pupils across the country with free breakfasts during SATs week 

Pauline Wood, headteacher at the Swan Street school, said: “We feel the breakfast club during SATS week proves to be highly beneficial to our pupils.

“We have found that children can concentrate and perform better during exam time if they have eaten breakfast.”

Statistics show that North East children are under so much pressure to perform well in their SATs that more than two thirds will skip meals.

Research by Kellogg’s found that almost half of the children who attended a breakfast club before their Year 6 exams last year said it helped them to concentrate, 40 per cent said it calmed them down and 13 per cent claimed it helped with nerves.

As a result, for the second year running, the cereal company provided free food to 250 school breakfast clubs.

Paul Wheeler, a director at Kellogg’s said: “We understand the importance of a good breakfast and that’s why we’re supporting breakfast clubs for SATs pupils nationally.

“This is the second year we’ve donated cereals to schools and we hope by doing so, it will allow more breakfast clubs to open their doors to Year 6 pupils and provide them with the relaxing, calm environment they need to concentrate ahead of their exams as well as a filling breakfast.”