Tens of thousands of poor kids will get free breakfasts to stop them going hungry at school


TENS of thousands of poor kids will be given free breakfasts to stop them going hungry at school.

Ministers will announce the move today as Boris Johnson pumps 21million into the meals and holiday clubs for needy children.

New move will see 650 schools able to lay on free breakfasts

Under the plans, some 650 schools in Englands most deprived areas will get 11.8million to lay on free breakfasts.

A further 9million will bankroll freeholiday clubs and meals during this years summer break.

Schools minister Lord Agnew said poor kids will do better in the classroom if they dont have rumbling tummies.

He said: We want every child to lead a healthy, active and happy lifestyle regardless of their background.

Thats why we are giving thousands more children in disadvantaged areas the opportunity to attend a breakfast club, which will help boost attendance, behaviour and attainment, helping them to achieve their best in school.

David Holmes, chief executive of the charity Family Action, which helps run the breakfast clubs, hailed the cash injection.

He said: It is literally fuelling learning.

Lord Agnew believes the move will help kids improve in school