Milkshake brings awards to Mindarie Primary school yard

Mindarie Primary School's Milkshake won the northern suburbs Picasso Cow competition, which St Anthony's, Koondoola and Tapping primary schools also entered. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d455470
Milkshake brings awards to Mindarie Primary school yard
Milkshake brings awards to Mindarie Primary school yard
Milkshake brings awards to Mindarie Primary school yard
Milkshake brings awards to Mindarie Primary school yard
Mindarie Primary School's Milkshake won the northern suburbs Picasso Cow competition, which St Anthony's, Koondoola and Tapping primary schools also entered. Picture: Martin Kennealey d455470

A COLOURFUL fibreglass cow named Milkshake earned Mindarie Primary School the top prize in a dairy competition.

The school was one of 10 from the northern suburbs that participated in the 12-week Picasso Cows initiative, with others including St Anthony’s, Koondoola and Tapping primary schools.

It was run by Dairy Australia and aimed to teach students about the dairy industry and health benefits of dairy, while encouraging them to decorate a life-sized fibreglass cow.

These were presented to judges at Wanneroo Golf Club last week, with Milkshake helping Mindarie students take out the $250 prize.

Teacher Andrea White said the program started in Term 2, when Milkshake was parachuted into the school.

“We absolutely loved being involved in the project,” she said.

“Milkshake loves wandering around the school grounds and into the classroom; she’s a bit nosey.”

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was a great opportunity for the schools.

“We are delighted that four of the 10 participating schools were from our City,” she said.

“Wanneroo has a long dairy industry history and it is great to see our local students learning more about the industry.”

The St Anthony’s cow is on display at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre.