Students get insight into dairy industry

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Henry Fulton Public School students say they have enjoyed learning about dairy thanks to their class pet, ‘Mooranda’.

Mooranda, a life-size fibreglass cow, was given to the Cranebrook school as part of Dairy Australia’s Picasso Cows Program almost 12 weeks ago to help students learn about where their food comes from, the health benefits of dairy foods and the importance of the Australian dairy industry.

Year 5/6 teacher, Carol Dalton, said Mooranda has been a big focal point for her class.

“The whole concept is a great idea and the students have loved it. The level of engagement has been much higher than if we were just talking about it all normally,” she said.

“We have done plenty of activities based on the cow and different dairy products including poems, surveys, procedures, story writing and mock-up infomercials.”

Mooranda will appear at a special presentation next month.

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