Thurrock Amazon team go back to class with a Magic Breakfast


PUPILS at Monteagle Primary School welcomed the team from the local Amazon Delivery Station in Thurrock to celebrate the beginning of the third year of funding for the school’s Magic Breakfast programme.

Amazon is working with the national charity, Magic Breakfast, to provide funding for breakfast clubs in schools across the country. Amazon’s Delivery Station in Thurrock stopped by their local breakfast club at Monteagle Primary School to chat with pupils and help dish up a healthy breakfast of cereals, bagels and juice. Magic Breakfast has been working with the Monteagle Primary School to provide pupils with a healthy start to the day for four years.

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As well as providing food for breakfast throughout the school year, Amazon’s support also pays for a specialist member of Magic Breakfast staff to work with the school to help improve the breakfast provision.

The breakfast club at Monteagle Primary School is one of 77 schools across the UK to benefit from Amazon funding as part of the company’s ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme, which is focused on giving all children an equal chance at succeeding in today’s digital society.

In 2017/18, Magic Breakfast provided healthy breakfasts and expert support to 480 schools in England and Scotland.

Ben Wade, Delivery Station Manager from Amazon in Thurrock, said: “At Amazon we believe that all children, regardless of their background, should have equal opportunities to excel in the classroom and this starts with nutrition. By teaming up with Magic Breakfast again this year, we’re continuing our aim of supporting the education and development of our young people by making sure they have a nutritious breakfast. Breakfast helps increase attendance, boost concentration and ultimately helps children in our community learn more and we’re excited to be teaming up with Monteagle Primary School and Magic Breakfast for the year ahead.”

Paul Campbell, Headteacher from Monteagle Primary School, said: “The Magic Breakfast partnership with Amazon had a big impact on our pupils and our school last year, and we’re all really pleased that the breakfast club will be supported again this year. We’re grateful for the continued support of Magic Breakfast and Amazon and we’re looking forward to another great year of eating, learning and growing together.”

Magic Breakfast’s CEO, Alex Cunningham, added: “As a country, we need to give children the best possible chance for success. With a healthy breakfast inside them, children then have the fuel they need to be able to make the most of their important morning lessons. Unfortunately, not every child is able to have breakfast at home and so it is our mission, along with our partners, to support breakfast clubs in schools in areas of disadvantage across the UK.”

Amazon’s pledge to fund a million breakfasts in the 2018-19 school year will benefit children in 77 schools located close to Amazon’s offices and buildings across the country.

Amazon Logistics is helping independent local delivery companies to grow their businesses and adds capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network.

Amazon has created more than 120 permanent jobs at the delivery station and works with more than ten independent delivery companies with more than 250 drivers to provide the fast and reliable delivery Amazon customers love and trust. Packages are shipped to the delivery station from Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres and loaded onto vehicles to get delivered to customers.

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