MP Aiden Burley Visits our Nursery
MP SWAPS QUESTION TIME FOR MILK TIME
Aidan recently visited Chadsmoor Community Infants and Nursery School to become a 'milk monitor' and help celebrate World School Milk Day.
Chadsmoor Community Infants and Nursery School is one of thousands of schools across more than 40 countries taking part in celebrations dedicated to World School Milk Day (28th September). The day encourages children to drink milk and aims to educate them about the benefits of milk.
In the UK, school milk is free for children in day-care or primary education under the age of five, and subsidised for school students aged five to eleven. Milk is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom, distributed by students and consumed as a group.
This process helps teach children responsibility, independence, manners and numeracy, and provides important social time in a child's day. Further, milk is vital for building healthy bones and teeth and improves a child's concentration, memory and creativity.
Commenting after the visit Aidan said: "I was delighted to pay a visit to Chadsmoor Community Infants and Nursery School as part of World School Milk Day 2011. I enjoyed being an honorary 'Milk Monitor' for the day, and was pleased to have the opportunity to support this international initiative which helps promote the importance of drinking milk at school"
Head Teacher from Chadsmoor Community Infants and Nursery School, Mrs Karen Burns, said that milk at snack time in our nursery is helping our pupils adopt healthy eating habits. She added: "It also rehydrates and gives an energy boost enabling them to get the most out of their active learning."