STUDENTS at a Banksia Grove school are enjoying a healthy start to the day thanks to Make a Difference WA and local businesses.
The not-for-profit organisation has joined with IGA Wanneroo and The Good Guys in Clarkson to deliver the Mind, Body and Heart program at St John Paul II Catholic Primary School.
It comprises the Schools Breakfast Club, where students are served a healthy breakfast twice per week with help from volunteer parents.
“It has been well received by students who enjoy both the meal and social atmosphere,” principal Chris Lamb said.
“The breakfast is open to everyone and has provided a great community spirit amongst all those involved; parents, staff and students.”
As part of the program, they will sample fresh fruit and vegetables, learn about their benefits through the Eat a Rainbow a Day initiative, and have access to The Seedlings Program, which aims to build children’s resilience and confidence.
Make a Difference WA chief executive Ron Conway said the organisation would reward parent volunteers for their contribution.
“The program will be run by the school and parents with ongoing support from Make a Difference WA,” he said.
“(There is) an incentive scheme for the parents where they will be rewarded for every hour they volunteer their time.”