KickStart Breakfast encourages students to get involved in helping run their school breakfast club. Involving students does not require extra effort and allows opportunities for students to build positive relationships, self-esteem and life skills. Many of our breakfast clubs have students involved with some of the following responsibilities:
- Set up or pack down
- Preparing the food
- Serving breakfast
- Assisting with dishes and washing up
- Creating rosters
- Leading the full process from start to finish
Having students help with your breakfast club can encourage more students to attend, creating a wider reach of the programme. Being a KickStart Breakfast leader can create additional leadership roles within your school and provide lifelong skills.
Her attitude is positive and constructive. We have a (tongue in cheek) quote at breakfast club - everyone wants to save the world, but no-one wants to do the dishes, Savannah is always the first to do the dishes and the last to leave. She avoids the limelight and never asks credit for the work she does. If every school had twenty Savannah's, every child could depend on a breakfast served with Aroha.
Savannah, Year 12, Buller High School, Westport. Student Champion Runner Up 2019
Tevita started helping not long after we launched our breakfast club. ‘He is a wonderful to help to Sally and Kui (our volunteers). He turns up at 7.30am and, without needing any word, starts setting up tables and getting the food ready... He quietly does the job… Tevita recognises the need and addresses it without needing any instruction or input. He is a visible leader’.
Tevita, year 10 student at Gisborne Boys’ High School. Winner of Student Champion 2018