The Government has announced an investment of nearly £12m to deliver free meals and summer holiday activities for children in disadvantaged areas.
The funding will provide breakfast clubs in 650 extra schools. Thousands of disadvantaged children will also be offered activities and free meals during the six week summer holiday in 2020.
Schools minister Lord Agnew said: 'We want every child to lead a healthy, active and happy lifestyle regardless of their background. That’s why we are giving thousands more children in disadvantaged areas the opportunity to attend a breakfast club, which will help boost attendance, behaviour and attainment, helping them to achieve their best in school.
'Where I want children to succeed, I also want them to grow up happy and confident, ready to take on challenges. Investing in enriching, rewarding summer activities next year will help keep them active and encourage them to get involved in their communities.'