School pupils in Chichester enjoy a tasty breakfast

C120127-1Chi Farmhouse breakfast  phot kate''Sammy Keill, six, right, and friends, Tommy Sewell-Davies, five, and Catherine Lazenby, six, C120127-1
C120127-1Chi Farmhouse breakfast phot kate''Sammy Keill, six, right, and friends, Tommy Sewell-Davies, five, and Catherine Lazenby, six, C120127-1

Pupils were given a tasty – but healthy – treat for breakfast at March Church of England Primary School in Chichester.

More than 200 schoolchildren aged between four and 11 tucked into a farmhouse breakfast at the Westhampnett school to celebrate local produce last Friday.

The school said it had noticed a marked improvement in children’s concentration and motivation after they had had a sustaining breakfast.

The special morning started with an assembly with Maggie Haynes from Tuppenny Barns at Southbourne. She told the children about the benefits of local organically-grown produce.

Reception teacher Lindsay Burns said: “We do a healthy breakfast every term. This breakfast was themed on local produce and we had food from the Goodwood Estate and from Adsdean Farm. It was very good.”

Pupils from North Mundham Primary School were also treated to their special farmhouse breakfast in the beautiful setting of the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton on Wednesday.

The pupils tried typical Victorian treats such as bread and dripping at just one of the many events held for national Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which finished on Saturday.