Cool Milk Cow to Visit Cockburnspath Nursery
23rd October 2012
Children at a nursery school in Cockburnspath will be learning all about milk and where it comes from when they welcome a special visitor on Friday (26th October).
Cool Milk – the UK’s leading school milk provider – is now supplying Cockburnspath Park Village Nursery with milk from D R Bruce in Coldstream as part of the Goverment’s free nursery milk scheme. To celebrate Amoolia the Cool Milk cow will be visiting the nursery to say hello to the children.
Chairperson and parent at Cockburnspath Village Nursery Sarah Ross Russell said: “The youngsters are looking forward to meeting Amoolia and learning about where milk comes from. It is important to educate the children about healthy eating and drinking, especially from an early age, which includes the importance of drinking milk to support healthy teeth and bones.
“This is one of our nursery’s main principles: to supply the children with a healthy nutritious snack every day whilst sitting together to encourage good manners and social skills. The nursery provides a caring, friendly and stimulating atmosphere for the children to be educated in following the Early Years Curriculum for Excellence expertly delivered by our enthusiastic staff.
“Cockburnspath Village Nursery loves the Cool Milk scheme as they deliver fresh milk to us every week and importantly we are supporting our local dairy.”
In the UK, milk is free for children in day care or primary education under the age of five and subsidised By the European Union for pupils aged five to eleven.
Cool Milk works in partnership with local authorities and early years groups to administer the scheme, making the provision of milk easier and taking the burden away from schools.
As well as delivering fresh, chilled milk to the classroom Cool Milk also funds milk purchases for children under five so the school or nursery doesn’t have to deal with bills from the diary and completes all the paperwork free of charge.
John Sedgwick, Managing Director of Cool Milk, said milk is an important part of a child's diet: “Encouraging milk consumption from an early age is vital for establishing good eating habits. Not only is it vital for building healthy bones and teeth but it also improves a child’s concentration, memory and creativity and offers a variety of social opportunities.”
Milk is one of the most nutritionally complete foods available. As well as being an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health, milk can help prevent dehydration and gives an energy boost in a way that does not harm teeth, aiding concentration, memory and creativity.
Journalists and photographers are welcome to attend the nursery in the church hall on Hoprig Road in Cockburnspath at 10am on Friday 26th October. Please contact Kate Strawson at Shooting Star PR in advance to confirm your attendance on 01522 528540.
- Every child under the age of five is entitled to a free 189ml serving of milk whilst at school.
- Milk is a great source of nearly every vitamin and mineral of nutritional importance to humans, especially for children of a young age.
- For the top ten reasons to drink school milk go to www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk
- Cool Milk is the UK’s leading school milk supplier.
- It works in partnership with local authorities nationwide and serves thousands of children with fresh milk daily.
- Its aim is to provide every child in early years and primary education with the opportunity to drink fresh milk every day.
- The Cool Milk scheme is administration friendly and cost-free, and is designed to make providing school milk quick and simple for schools and nurseries.
- For more information visit www.coolmilk.com