A PRIMARY school which has continued to serve breakfast to children of key workers during the Covid-19 crisis has received a boost.

Broadacres housing association has agreed to continue to providing funding to the breakfast club – in partnership with Greggs – at Alverton Primary School in Northallerton.

The club, which was established in 2015, has gone from strength to strength and has been particularly beneficial recently with children of key workers being able to receive breakfast during the Covid-19 crisis.

Alverton Primary School Headteacher Richard Linsley says around 20 children still attending school are being served breakfast every day.

He said: “We’re open to children of key workers from 7.45am each day and still being able to run the breakfast club has been a huge help to parents employed by the NHS or doing other important jobs such as care workers and supermarkets staff.

“It enables them to leave for work knowing their children are being given a healthy and filling breakfast of cereal, toast, fruit, milk and water.”

Richard says the breakfast club has had a positive impact on the children since it was introduced. He adds: “As well as improving concentration levels among the children, it has also boosted social interaction and helped us to teach life skills."