John Kyrle High School (JKHS) are rolling out a programme which aims to seriously help students make the most of their education.

JKHS are trialling out a free porridge scheme to give all students the best possible start to their day.

Head of JKHS Julian Morgan said: “Most of us have been told at one time or another that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. None of us can thrive without a hearty meal and especially when the mornings are cold, we need something warm. At John Kyrle we are trialling ‘Free Porridge’ for students and staff from 8am until registration each day.”

On one of the trail days the school has had over 70 people taking advantage of the scheme.

A US study that looked the health of 50,000 people over seven years, research revealed that amongst those who made breakfast the largest meal of the day were more likely to have a lower BMI.

The researchers made the case that breakfast helps reduce overall daily calorie intake and improve the diet, since breakfast foods are often higher in fibre and nutrients and improve insulin sensitivity over the course of the day. However diet researchers the world over have warned about a trojan horse at breakfast in the form of sugary cereals. Many popular children’s cereals are loaded with unhealthy amounts of sugar.