Breakfast Clubs Workshop
Healthy Food for All ran our first workshop on breakfast clubs on Wednesday 27th February 2013 at The Teachers’ Club, Dublin 1. The workshop was attended by twenty-five individuals from both school and community settings. Feedback from participants was very positive. Participants reported that it was an informative workshop and provided useful information to develop their breakfast clubs further.
Jerry from Holy Trinity NS, Donaghmede gave a great presentation on their new breakfast club. It has only been open for a few weeks but there has already been very positive feedback from children and teachers. Parents and teachers are volunteering to run the club each morning. There is great support from the whole community, including local businesses to support the sustainability of the club.
Paula from Ballymun Educational Support Team School Completion Programme (BEST SCP) presented on their Early Bird Clubs which are delivered across eight schools in the Ballymun area. Paula gave a very informative presentation on practical steps to evaluate your club which can identify changes needed and acknowledge your achievements. Evaluation has shown that the Early Bird Clubs have improved school attendance and participation in class.
Three breakout sessions were facilitated during the workshop:
Setting Up Your Breakfast Club – Led by Sarah Jane, Healthy Food for All
Healthy Breakfast Clubs – Led by Kathleen, HSE Dublin/North East Senior Community Dietitian
Engaging Parents & Pupils as Volunteers – Led by Lisa Cavern, Dublin City North Volunteer Centre.
These sessions were a great opportunity for participants to learn more about setting up and running breakfast clubs, and share their knowledge and experiences with others.
Below are links to presentations from the day and some resources given in breakout sessions.
Practical Ways to Evaluate your Breakfast Club, Paula Heenan, BEST SCP
HFfA-Workshop-27Feb13-Setting-Up-Your-Breakfast-Club-Handout Breakout Session Handout
If you would like more information on this workshop, please contact Sarah Jane on firstname.lastname@example.org