Top start to day filmed

By Benalla Ensign

Benalla P-12 College’s Waller St Breakfast Club was recently chosen by Foodbank Victoria to visit with their film crew to create a promotional piece on volunteering.

Benalla P-12 College was one of four schools chosen from the 500 schools who run a breakfast club across the state.

Campus principal Heather Leary said Waller Street’s breakfast club was chosen out of 500 schools because it was so successfully run.

‘‘It is not just a place to ensure students receive a healthy breakfast and a great start to the day, but it is about interacting and making new friends and building relationships with staff,’’ Ms Leary said.

Foodbank Victoria is developing a promotional piece about volunteering with the aim of helping other schools recruit more volunteers.

They will also edit a story from each breakfast club to share a broader piece about the program and its benefits for everyone involved.

Welfare officer and breakfast club coordinator Bron Greig said lots of students came to say hello to the film crew as well as having a healthy breakfast.

‘‘The brekky club was a buzz of excitement with music playing, children making plans, lots of jokes and laughter as interviews were done with our volunteers, Senior Constable Mark Kennedy and Leading Senior Constable Paula Allen,’’ Ms Grieg said.

‘‘They have been volunteering for over 12 months and assist with serving up breakfast every Tuesday morning.

‘‘We are hoping that everything goes to plan with the filming of the promotional piece and will be ready for social media by the end of June.

‘‘Keep an eye out in the coming months on the Benalla P-12 College’s Facebook page.’’

Acting principal Paul Challis said the club would not be successful if not for community support.

‘‘We are so grateful for all our volunteers who assist our school at the various campuses,’’ Mr Challis said.