Gerald Baldwin, Principal of Brightwater School, says the kids have been looking forward to visiting the farm.
“It’s a great opportunity for them to learn about where the milk they’ll be drinking every day comes from, as well as the importance of caring for the environment.
“We’re really excited to start the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme in our school and today’s event was an added bonus that presented an excellent educational experience,” says Mr Baldwin.
Carly Robinson, Group General Manager Global Co-operative Social Responsibility, who joined the group on farm, says the Co-op is proud to have almost rolled out Fonterra Milk for Schools to the whole of the South Island.
“After piloting the programme in Northland last year, we began rolling it out nationwide last month, starting in Invercargill and working our way north. Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and the West Coast are the final four regions to get the programme in the South Island, so we’re heading to the North Island next,” Ms Robinson says.