11 Feb 13

EDF Energy provides energetic start for local schoolchildren




Head teacher, Cara Lynch Blosse (right) and EDF Energy’s Charlie Sanders pictured with children at the breakfast club


Pupils at Stogursey Primary School are starting the day with a spring in their step thanks to a combined exercise and healthy breakfast club supported by EDF Energy.

The club, which is run by volunteer parents, received a grant of £750 from EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C Neighbourhood Fund enabling the daily sessions to continue.


Cara Lynch Blosse, Head Teacher at Stogursey Primary School, said: “The best learning naturally occurs when the body is well prepared. Receiving this grant from EDF Energy is great news and will ensure the club continues to run at a time when funding is often so hard to source.”


Starting an hour before classes begin, pupils take part in a rigorous 20-minute exercise routine, delivered by a specialist instructor. This is followed by a healthy breakfast – often supplemented with smoothies and porridge provided by parents.


Charlie Sanders, Communications Officer for EDF Energy at Hinkley Point C, visited the school to see the club in action and said: “Starting the day in such a healthy way should be inspiration to us all. Our neighbourhood fund exists to help local projects like this and we’re really pleased to support such a positive scheme.”


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Caption: Head teacher, Cara Lynch Blosse (right) and EDF Energy’s Charlie Sanders pictured with children at the breakfast club.


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EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C Neighbourhood Fund


The discretionary Hinkley Point C Neighbourhood Fund was established to provide monies to local charities, community groups and projects in close proximity to the proposed Hinkley Point C development. The fund is administered by the Somerset Community Foundation, which has longstanding expertise in this activity. It also manages funds for other large organisations.


www.somersetcf.org.uk


Stogursey School’s DASH club


The ‘Do Active, Stay Healthy’ (DASH) club was founded by Friends of Stogursey School in 2011. It is ran by parents who staff the early morning sessions on a rota basis to ensure pupils have access to healthy food before schooling begins. It is estimated there are around 20,000 breakfast clubs nationwide – with local authority funding increasingly harder to come by.