1 in 6 pupils skipping breakfast ‘leaving them disruptive in class`

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2011, 10:17 AM IST

London: One in six school pupils are skipping breakfast “leaving them tired and disruptive in class”, a new study has found.

According to a survey of 10,000 parents across the UK around one in six secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16 don’t have a morning meal.

“Students going without breakfast cannot be at their best for learning,” the Daily Express quoted the report as saying.

The overall results of the report showed that 15 percent of secondary school pupils are going to school without breakfast, which is the equivalent of around four pupils in a class of 30.

Meanwhile 3.9 percent of primary school children, aged 4 to 11 are missing out.

ANI