Man­ning stu­dents get a moove on

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

MAN­NING Pri­mary School was one of 19 schools in WA to wel­come their own life­sized fi­bre­glass an­i­mal as the Picasso Cow pro­gram kicked off for its eighth year.

Twenty bovine beau­ties were de­liv­ered to the par­tic­i­pat­ing schools, along with paint and brushes to help the stu­dents learn where their food comes from, the health ben­e­fits of dairy and the im­por­tance of the Aus­tralian dairy in­dus­try.

The stu­dents have 12 weeks to dec­o­rate their cow in one of three themes: un­beat­able bones, fuel for life or farm to plate.

The cur­ricu­lum-linked pro­gram has the stu­dents com­plete learn­ing jour­nals from start to fin­ish.

Dairy Aus­tralia project man­ager Emily Barnes said the pro­gram was a big task but worth the ef­fort from an ed­u­ca­tion and nu­tri­tional per­spec­tive.

“Two in three Aus­tralian chil­dren over the age of two are not meet­ing the Aus­tralian Di­etary Guide­lines rec­om­men­da­tions for the dairy food group,” she 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 es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents... that milk, cheese and yo­ghurt pro­vide.”

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