A Redditch school has been crowned the best in the West Midlands in the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards.

And the club organisers, who developed a ‘space-man’ idea to help children through the pandemic, are obviously ‘over the moon’ to win.

Team Ipsley Breakfast Club was voted by a panel of judges, winning the a cash prize of £1,000 to spend on the club, as well as a special party pack for the children to celebrate.

The judges were impressed by Team Ipsley’s commitment to ensure every child has breakfast to start their day and their ability to adapt to regulations during the pandemic impressed the panel.

The school highlighted Andrew Duffin and Sue Mason, whose hard work during the pandemic ‘has made a real difference to the children.’

Ipsley’s Head of School, Angela Saul said: “We are absolutely delighted. We are very proud of the additional support we can offer to many of our pupils and for this to be recognised is a great achievement.”

Andrew and Sue have ensured that the breakfast club room is COVID secure. They have created grab bags of food and drinks to deliver to classrooms and developed a space-man mood board initiative.

The mood board helps to track how pupils are feeling as they move the spaceman towards the moon, this was vital for Andrew and Sue as they could ensure that any child who needed extra support was able to voice this through the initiative.

The club will spend its winnings on a wide range of food and drinks so that the children can learn about different tastes and food from around the world. The money would also be invested into breakfast equipment such as smoothie machines and frying pans.