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Brekky club for young

Last updated 10:45 28/06/2012

SATISFYING TUMMIES: Qunique Monga Tarawa and Jayden Groube get ready to learn by eating at the new breakfast club at Helensville Primary School.

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A new breakfast club is keeping students energised at Helensville Primary School.

More than 20 children regularly come in for their nutritional start to the morning of cereal, milk and fresh fruit.

The project has been started by Tu Tangi Ora, a South Kaipara collective which promotes and increases physical activity and wellbeing.

New co-ordinator Mili Sipa says the club has been going really well and goes in hand with the trust's goals.

"We have it three days a week and volunteers of mainly grandparents come and help.

"With winter here we are now including porridge and a hot Milo to the menu."

The breakfast club is also open to all students who live in the Helensville district regardless of their school.

Mili says if the trust gains enough funding there could be extra days available.

The project is also helped by the Helensville Lions, the Green Prescription initiative and donated goods.

Meanwhile, the collective co-ordinates other programmes under the Green Prescription initiative for those who have been told by their doctor to be more active.

They include aqua aerobics, tai chi and line dancing classes.

If anyone has a sport they want to play and they can get the numbers to start, the collective can help.

Contact Mili on 094207971 or for more information.

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- Norwest News

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