Pupils of Emerton’s Holy Family Primary School have just 12 weeks to turn their Picasso Cow into a work of art.
STUDENTS at Holy Family Primary School in Emerton are brushing up on all things dairy, with Dairy Australia’s Picasso Cows program.
Now in its eighth year, the program sees students from across the country design and paint a life-size fibreglass “Picasso Cow”.
With two in three Australian children not getting their recommended dose of dairy, the program aims to encourage parents to change their children’s diets.
Daily Australia Project manager Emily Barnes said: “Our curriculum-linked Picasso Cows program uses creativity to bring dairy into the classroom, helping teachers and students learn about the dairy industry itself as well as the natural package of essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals and protein that milk, cheese and yoghurt provide,”
Holy Family principal John Spradborrow said the children just loved the idea.
“The kids came dressed as farmers on Tuesday and we introduced the cow to them, none of them knew it was here,” he said.
“A few of the teachers pushed the cow out at an assembly with me on it.
“The kids loved it; they went crazy.”
As well as its colour the cow is also missing a name, with the school launching competition for all students to help name the cow.
Year 1 teacher Brooke MacKay said there had been some interesting suggestions.
“Some kids suggested Billy or Bella another one was Milky Moo and one kid who has family with a farm suggested Burtina after his uncle’s cow,” she said.
For more information, visit dairy.edu.au.
Year 1 students Tatanoa, Lotrell, Joshua and Asarleyah.