The National Dairy Council invited schools to enter its Dairy Hero Competition, nominating and interviewing their Dairy Heroes. We received some wonderful entries from all across Ireland, but there could be just three overall winners.
Dairy Heroes play a huge part in the success of the School Milk Scheme, ensuring that fresh, chilled milk is available to children to drink every day, contributing to their recommended daily servings of milk, yogurt and cheese.
The winners are as follows:
St Brigid’s Special School, Co Louth.
This was a class entry nominating two students who are their Dairy Heroes -Michelle & Anne Marie. They were nominated by their school because they have been looking after the School Milk Scheme in the school for years and ensuring that all milk cartons are recycled. This entry was submitted by teacher Majella Harris.
Ardfert National School. Co Kerry.
This was a joint first and second class entry, nominating Farmer Mick who the children visited and who explained what dairy farming is about and how he looks after his lovely dairy cows every day. Their entry was submitted by teacher Billy O’Connor.
Castlelyons N.S. Co Cork
A class entry nominating local Dairy farmer, Dónal Sheehan. Donal regularly opens his farm to visits from the children and has spent time explaining about the importance of biodiversity in the countryside to the children in the school. This entry was submitted by teacher Paula Fox.
All three schools will be featured on Ian Dempsey’s Breakfast Show on Today FM, they will win a €1,000 sports equipment voucher for their school and a class trip to the National Sports Campus.