You got the white stuff!
HUNDREDS of schoolchildren across Wales joined the world’s biggest milk party to enjoy all that’s good about the white stuff.
They downed milkshakes, milked cows and heard from dairy farmers on World School Milk Day, which is celebrated in more than 30 countries.
At Ysgol Maesincla, a primary school in Caernarfon, around 150 pupils learnt about the benefits of milk at an event organised by the local FUW branch.
All got to sample strawberry, vanilla and banana milkshakes whipped up by county executive Gwynedd Watkin and admin assistant Delyth Edwards.
They used 50 pints donated by Sion and Nia Jones, of Madryn Isaf, Boduan, who opened their Llaethdy Llŷn bottling operation last year.
Coleg Glynllifon farm manager Rhodri Owen explained how the college’s milk is produced and delivered to South Caernarfon Creameries.
He also brought a fibreglass cow so that Caernarfon dairy farmer Tudur Parry, the FUW’s county chairman, could demonstrate the art of milking.
Mr Watkin said it had been a hugely positive exercise. “We wanted to highlight the nutritional benefits of milk over fizzy drinks,” he said.
“For example, a glass of milk contains the same amount of calcium as 63 sprouts, 11 portions of spinach or four portions of broccoli.
“The children were very attentive and asked some excellent questions.”
Fizzy milk could be released onto the UK market to tempt teenagers to ditch less wholesome alternatives.
Arla is developing a sparkling fruit and milk drink at its Global Innovation Centre in Aarhus, Denmark.
● With dairy farmer Tudur Parry are pupils Ellis Parry, Oliver Hughes, Tomas McGrath and Ioan Summers. Inset, Hollie Cavanagh gives milk the thumbs up