October 29, 2012 2:12 PM

Mark with Bolshaw Primary School Children at World School Milk DayLast Friday 19th October Mark Hunter, MP for Cheadle, helped Bolshaw Primary School celebrate World School Milk Day by handing out milk to the children.

Bolshaw Primary Schoolisone of thousands of schools and nurseries across more than 30 countries taking part in celebrations dedicated to World School Milk Day which officially took place on 26th 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 11. Milk is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom, distributed by students and consumed as a group.

This process aids children's social development, including responsibility, independence and manners. Children also benefit from the nutrients and vitamins in milk, which aids their health and physical development - while also helping to ensure their hydration and improved concentration.

Commenting, Mark said:

"It was a pleasure to visit Bolshaw Primary School again and help to promote the importance of drinking milk at school.

"The children were very enthusiastic and had an excellent understanding about how helpful milk can be for their development."

John Sedgwick, Managing Director of Cool Milk, confirmed that supplying milk to schools, nurseries is vital in helping children to develop important nutrition and social habits. He said:

"Milk in schools continues to be incredibly popular and hugely successful in contributing to the healthy development of all children - but especially those from underprivileged backgrounds."

World School Milk Day is celebrated globally on 26th September. For more information go to

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