Children at St Huberts Primary School in Oldbury have been learning how to get their day off to a healthy start with a surprise visit from the Sandwich School Visitors from Warburtons’ Wednesbury bakery.
The school, which recently received a Warburtons breakfast club kit for the autumn term, was chosen to help highlight the importance of a healthy breakfast through a breakfast sandwich-making workshop.
With 24million people in the UK skipping the first meal of the day, Warburtons Wednesbury Bakery is hoping the workshop will help to educate the children about the importance of a healthy breakfast. This follows on from their recent breakfast club kit initiative with Sandwell Healthy Schools, which supported a number of breakfast clubs across the area.
Barbara Coles, assistant headteacher at St Huberts Primary School, said: “The children were delighted to have the Sandwich School Visitors here and loved filling the sandwiches, learning about bread and toasting the crumpets. We’re delighted to be working with Warburtons and their involvement will really help to educate the children.”
Wednesbury Bakery area business development manager, Mike Ewing, said: “Research shows that children who eat breakfast are generally less stressed and perform better at school. Bread contains many of the nutrients such as fibre, protein, calcium and iron, required for normal development and good health, it is also low in fat and low in sugar, therefore great to eat at breakfast time.
“As a company we are committed to supporting the communities within which we operate and this is just one way we can do just that.”