Shake Up Your Wake Up With The High School Ballynahinch

The High School Ballynahinch invited its pupils to shake up their wake up on Monday 20 January. Article 24 of the UNCRC states that all children have the right to nutritious food and the School Council and the Rights Respecting School Steering Group encouraged the pupils to make breakfast part of their day.

The event was part of the celebrations for Farmhouse Breakfast Week (20-26 January 2013) and was one of hundreds across the country celebrating the most important meal of the day.

To help the pupils to feel the benefits of breakfast, The High School Ballynahinch provided a free breakfast on each day during the week sponsored by Crossgar Foods, Supervalu, White’s Oats and Linwoods. On Friday 25 January there was an All Day Breakfast served.

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is a nationwide annual campaign in its 14th year, organised on behalf of UK cereal farmers and producers. It aims to educate people about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and to encourage the public to start the day with breakfast.

New research  conducted for the campaign shows that nearly half of us (47%) skip breakfast at some point during the week and 15 per cent do not eat it at all! Research also shows that 32 per cent of British children are regularly missing breakfast . This is despite the fact that scientific research has shown that eating breakfast can make you healthier and happier.

Guest of honour: Ed Kilgore, Head of Mountain Rescue, Newcastle