World School Milk Day

World School Milk Day

The goal of World School Milk Day is to provide a particular day when attention is focused on milk provision into schools. Importance is lent to the event by the fact that other countries all over the world are doing the same thing, on the same day.

World School Milk Day Facts:

  • The 1st World School Milk Day was held in 2000
  • It has since become an annual event every last Wednesday in September
  • Over 30 countries - regardless of whether they are large or small, rich or poor - celebrate World School Milk Day, demonstrating that the interest in school milk is universal.

How is World School Milk Day celebrated?

World School Milk Day is an "open" day - people are free to celebrate how they wish. Celebrations can be at any level - from national or regional events to individual schools. Some countries have started in a small way and have organised bigger celebrations with each passing year.

What can you do to celebrate?

  • Lesson ideas - celebrate by incorporating some fun lesson ideas and activities into your classroom curriculum on how milk is produced click here
  • Run a competition in  your art class for the best drawing of a 'dairy cow' and make it into a poster to place around the school
  • Contact your local dairy farmer to arrange for them to come and talk to the children about dairy farming, or better still, arrange to go and visit the farm with the children
  • Write a song or poem that has a milk theme and perform it to the class
  • If you do not already provide milk in school then why not use WSMD to help launch your school milk programme
  • Contact your Local Authority to find out about school milk provision in your area.
  • Ask your local milk supplier if they can help support you with your WSMD activity.
  • Canvass parents to let them know what you are planning to do for WSMD and to gauge interest. Some parents may offer to get involved with the launch

To help schools with their WSMD activities, why not order our free resources click here