It is commonly recognised that eating breakfast is very important as it helps improve mental performance and concentration during morning activities. Children who skip breakfast are more sluggish, less attentive and have less energy to carry out their morning tasks. Pupils who eat breakfast perform much better in their school work, have more energy, alertness, attention and ability to focus so they perform better academically. Breakfast is also very important for pupils when taking prescribed medications.
To ensure that all pupils learn about the importance of breakfast and are able to eat in the morning, breakfast club is held every morning at Drapers Centre at break time where toast and spreads, fruit and fruit drinks are provided free of charge to all pupils.
A nutritious lunch is also provided for all pupils who are entitled to free school meals and on request for other pupils to purchase.
STARS was awarded Healthy Schools Status and remains committed to the ethos of the Healthy Schools initiative. Curricular links including enrichment activities and cooking sessions promote healthy eating and build up skills that pupils will use later in life.