14 February, 2019: The Moo Crew School Milk Jingle competition, now in its second year, was created to raise awareness of the benefits of the School Milk Scheme. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the EU, the aim of the School Milk Scheme is to increase consumption of milk and milk products amongst school children. Under the Scheme, open to all schools, children get a portion of milk each day which counts towards one of their recommended daily servings from the milk, yogurt and cheese food group.
The prize for the best School Milk Jingle is free School Milk for the 2019/2020 school year for all pupils attending the school, a Moo Crew Dairy Day in their school and a sports equipment voucher valued at €1,000. The prize for the seven finalist schools is a sports equipment voucher valued at €500 each.
National schools participating in the scheme, were invited to write a poem, jingle, song or Limerick about why they love School Milk. It was a tough task to select eight finalists from the exceptionally creative and inspiring jingles created by children up and down the country who enjoy their School Milk each day.
The eight schools selected as finalists for the competition, took part in a live 2FM Breakfast Republic dairy quiz during National School Milk week (4th – 8th February). Two schools went head to head each day with four schools selected to enter into a draw on Friday 8th February to win the overall prize.
The overall winning school was St. Patrick’s National School in Trim, Co. Meath.
The finalist schools were as follows:
- Tullyallen National School in Louth. Their entry submitted by teacher Tracey McKeown was created by student Kiea Crocock in 3rd class.
- Gaelscoil an Chuilinn in Tyrellstown, Co. Louth. Their entry ‘Dairy’ was submitted by teacher Ciara Ní Mhaolmhiaidh on behalf of 4th class students Hannah Ní Mhaoildeirg and Lola Ní Cartaine.
- Portlaw National School in Waterford. Their six jingle entries were submitted by teacher Aileen O ‘Dwyer on behalf of 6th class students.
- St. Bernadette’s Senior National School in Clondalkin. Keri-Anne Blessing composed and wrote her jingle which was submitted by her 4th class teacher Ronan McGrath
- Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Carlow. Their entry ‘Mmm Milk’ was submitted by 4th class teacher Claire Dunne
- Dublin South City ETNS entry ‘Milk is Good For You!’ was submitted by teacher Sarah Cormican who teaches Junior Infants.
- St. Patrick’s National School in Trim, Co. Meath submitted their entry entitled ‘Milky Delight’ by 5th and 6th class teacher Trevor Larke.
- Togher National School in Dunmanway, Co. Cork submitted their entry entitled ‘We Love Milk’ by 3rd-6th class students taught by Richard Swann.
The School Milk Scheme is managed by the National Dairy Council and funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with the financial support of the European Union.For futher information contact:
Cathy Currran, Communications Manager, National Dairy Council
+353 1 290 2518 | firstname.lastname@example.org