Varadkar visits St Patrick’s Breakfast Club

I dropped into the Breakfast Club in St Patrick’s National School, Corduff this morning. It was great to meet everyone involved.

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St Patrick’s Junior and Senior schools are just two of the 1,330 schools, preschools and organisations taking part in the school meals local projects scheme this year.

 

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All in all, some 155,000 pupils benefit form the scheme thanks to €37.7 million worth of funding from the Department of Social Protection.

 

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Both schools are also taking part in the Urban School meals Scheme which receives a further €1.1 million from the Department.
It was great to meet the pupils today, along with Dr Pat O’Connor, the Chair of the Board of Management, Principal Aine Kirwan and Claire Greene, a teacher who co-ordinates the Breakfast Club. Thanks to everyone for such a warm welcome.