Year 11 students at Witchford Village College were given breakfast by Waitrose, Ely prior to their first GCSE mock exam today. Debbie Walker, Head of Community Liaison at Waitrose arrived laden with boxes of food donated by the store. Waitrose have generously backed the College’s initiative and will be supplying healthy breakfasts for the two-week period of mock exams and the major GCSE exams in May and June.
The emphasis was on healthy eating and students were able to enjoy fruit, yogurts, low-sugar fruit juices, low-fat croissants and cereal bars. It also gave them a chance to sit, try to relax and gather their thoughts before going into their English Language exam.
Vice-Principal, and leader of the initiative, Mr Paul Baynes said, ‘We are very grateful to Waitrose for supporting our Year 11 students. Having breakfast is vital to being able to perform well in exams and the support from Waitrose ensures that all students have the opportunity to have a nutritious breakfast. We look forward to working with them throughout the year especially in the summer when the real examinations take place’
Press release from Witchford Village College