A sixth form college is helping its students during the current cost-of-living crisis by providing them with a free breakfast.

The Sixth Form Bolton is funding breakfasts for those who arrive between 8am and 8.25am.

The menu changes daily and includes toast, cereal bars, pastries, fruit, and hash browns, with pastries being the most popular breakfast choice so far.

And the benefits are far more than just helping with cost of living, it provides a social setting as well as ensuring students are ready to learn.

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Head of management information systems and learner administration, Andrew Lythgoe said: “Times are tough for many of our families, and the college is always looking at ways that we can support our young people further.

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"The free breakfasts are especially important during this coming busy exam period, we want to give our students the very best opportunities to succeed”.

A-level student Alex Stones said: “I have found the free breakfasts really beneficial. 

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"Being able to arrive to college early, sit with friends and enjoy free food and drink before our first lesson makes such a difference. 

"We all feel more prepared for our lessons as a result.”

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Smithills School has also introduced a similar scheme, also siting the cost-of-living crisis as the motivation for doing so.

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The free breakfast initiative at The Sixth Form Bolton will continue until the end of the academic year.

To discover more about the financial support available at The Sixth Form Bolton, visit www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/bursary-information/.