Local MP celebrates world milk day with Saltash pupils

On Wednesday 25th September, World Milk Day, local MP Sheryll Murray attended St Stephens Community Primary School to act as milk monitor for the morning.  

World School Milk Day is organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and is celebrated in over 30 countries around the world.   The goal of World School Milk Day is to celebrate children drinking milk in school and early years settings on one day of the year all across the world.  Launched in 2000, the day is used to promote the importance of drinking milk at school to children in a fun and educational way.  A third of a pint of milk contains nearly all the vitamins and nutrients of importance to humans, including over half of a child’s Daily Reference Intake (DRI) of calcium which is vital to help build strong and healthy teeth and bones. Getting these nutrients in early childhood provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow up strong and healthy.

Sheryll said, "I love milk and am supporting the school milk scheme as part of World Milk Day because it is a fantastic and healthy drink. Milk is a natural drink without the many colourings and additives which many alternative drinks have.  Milk is also really important to the economy of South East Cornwall with many dairy herds in the area and many jobs in its production."

Mr M Watkins, Headteacher, said, “I am pleased to celebrate World Milk Day and am pleased that our local MP, Sheryll Murray, was able to join us.  I am delighted with the way the term has started and really excited about the school year.  I feel sure that our pupils will have a great year enjoying our excellent facilities.”

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Contact:  Sheryll Murray MP 01579 344428

Pictured:  Sheryll, headteacher Mr M Watkins with pupils and staff.