It means never being late for class...

17th September 2004 at 01:00
Like the other six pilots in Wrexham, Hafod y Wern junior school is still waiting for its free breakfasts. The local education authority says there was not enough time at the end of the summer term to find out how many children would be involved.

Meanwhile, the school is still running its own breakfast club funded by the National Lottery. It was the brainchild of Marlene Hughes who works for the Caia Park Partnership, a charity dedicated to community development.

But insurance rules mean just 16 pupils at the 170-pupil school can currently enjoy cereal, toast, crumpets and pancakes for 40p. When the Assembly-funded club starts, the numbers will mean a move from a room with TV and board games to the canteen.

Thomas Robinson, 10, and his six-year-old brother Rhys say they like school breakfasts. "It will be better when more have breakfast because then we can have more fun," adds Thomas.

And nine-year-old sister Sophie says: "It means you're never late for class."

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