Connacht Gold recently held a regional wide art competition for primary schools with the aim of celebrating imagination and creativity while promoting the benefits of drinking dairy over sugar-sweetened alternatives. The overall winner of the 2nd class to 6th class age category was Sophie Swann from Taunagh National School in Riverstown Co. Sligo. Her beautiful, colourful poster really captured the theme ‘Rethink your drink’ as she incorporated many of the benefits of dairy into her artwork. As a part of her prize, Sophie won a visit from the Aurivo Consumer Foods team to her school for a presentation about healthy eating and her entire school will enjoy a visit to Dublin Zoo.
The presentation took place on World Milk Day and it saw the children learn about the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise as well as the importance of dairy for growing children. There was a life size Connacht Gold milk carton on hand that the children could get a photo with. Each of the pupils in the school were given goodie bags full of delicious Connacht Gold products and recipe booklets for them to take home and enjoy.
Taunagh National School were recently awarded their second Green Flag for their school’s effort to help the environment. Aurivo’s area sales manager Sean Henry also had the honour of raising the flag for the school.