Tracey celebrated ‘World School Milk Day 2011’ by visiting pupils and staff at Brookfield Infant School in Larkfield.
Brookfield Infant School was one of thousands of schools across more than 40 countries taking part in celebrations dedicated to World School Milk Day this month. The day encourages children to drink milk and aims to educate them about the benefits of milk.
In the UK, school milk is free for children in day-care or primary education under the age of five, and subsidised for school students aged five to eleven. Milk is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom, distributed by students and consumed as a group. This process helps teach children responsibility, independence, manners and numeracy, and provides important social time in a child’s day. Furthermore, milk is vital for building healthy bones and teeth and improves a child’s concentration, memory and creativity.
Speaking after the event Tracey said, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Milk Monitor here at Brookfield Infant School. Drinking milk will provide these children with numerous health benefits, social opportunities and will ensure they get the most out of their school day.”