Students moo-ved to learn about dairy

Shelley Year 3 students Hao Cui, Harvey Williams, Ella Marshall and Harmony Osborne, and teacher Lynn Croucamp with the decorated cow. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d403016
Shelley Year 3 students Hao Cui, Harvey Williams, Ella Marshall and Harmony Osborne, and teacher Lynn Croucamp with the decorated cow. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d403016

Shelley was one of 10 WA schools chosen to participate in the Picasso Cows learning journey program, which provided each school with a blank, life size fibreglass cow to decorate.

Shelley’s Year 3 students selected an ‘Unbeatable Bones’ theme, and have been covering their fibreglass cow with essential facts for good health.

Shelley principal Chris Leeuwangh said the project had brought the school together.

‘The entire school has become involved and it has been a great learning journey for students,’ he said.

The program was developed by Dairy Australia to engage and educate teachers and students about the Australian dairy industry and the products it produced. Once the cows have been covered with nutritional information, the schools will send them to the Cannington Exhibition Centre for display.

They will be on display on July 5 from 10.30am-1.30pm.

A panel in Melbourne will judge the cows next term.