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Last Updated: Friday, 2 June 2006, 23:43 GMT 00:43 UK
School serves up breakfast menu
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Pupils will have the choice of a healthier start to the school day
Pupils at a secondary school in Glasgow are to become the first in the city to be offered free breakfasts at the start of the new school term.

The six-month pilot scheme will see pupils at Drumchapel High given the choice of healthy food including yoghurts, fruit, cereal and porridge.

Headteacher Wilson Blakey said a good breakfast could help the 700 pupils improve their concentration.

Local councillor Paul Carey added that the scheme would improve their health.

The breakfast menu also includes fruit juice, toast, beans and water and will be available from 0815 BST until 0845 BST on every school day.

'Good breakfast'

Mr Blakey said he believed the pilot would have a big impact on the school.

"Research has proven that having a good breakfast in the morning sets youngsters up for the rest of the day and is good for concentration," he added.

"We look forward to welcoming the pupils for breakfast in the new term."

Mr Carey, chair of the Drumchapel and West Area Committee, which has agreed to fund the pilot scheme, said it was important to give pupils a healthy start to their day.

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