Aughawillan National School have been announced the County Winners and national finalists in the Moo Crew: The Primary Dairy Moovement programme.
The third - fifth class project ‘Our Moo Crew Dairy Project’ was selected as the best in the county and now forms the national longlist of finalists.
The Primary Dairy Moovement is a new programme for 3rd to 6th class primary school children. It was developed by The National Dairy Council in consultation with teachers based on findings that 37% of girls and 28% of boys aged from 5 -12 years in Ireland have inadequate calcium intakes in their diet.
It was introduced to primary schools after Easter with support for teachers including four different lesson plans, including activities and web resources available at www.moocrew.ie. Classes participating in the programme also had the option to take part in a class-based competition which culminated during National Dairy Week. Over 127 primary school classes then entered the Moo Crew competition.
From this short list, the top three regional classes will win an action packed V.I.P. trip to Causey Farm in Co Meath; whilst the overall winning class, to be announced on June 11, will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet for each child in the class. Each of the remaining 23 county finalists will receive one Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet for use in the classroom.