ALYS CUMMING, a Llangadog Primary School year four pupil, has been selected as the winner of the Welsh Dairy Show’s ‘Story of Milk’ art competition in Carmarthenshire for her informative illustration of how milk travels from the farm to the fridge.
Recently teaming up with the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company’s new visitor centre, the Welsh Dairy Show and Elanco called on the county’s school pupils to enter the competition in order to help raise the profile of milk and the local dairy industry.
Alys’ prize consisted of tickets for her family to visit the Welsh Dairy Show on Tuesday (Oct 25); £75 for Llangadog Primary School and a trip for her class to visit the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company’s Visitor Centre in Nantyci.
Hundreds of students of all ages from across the county entered the competition. Alys’ prize winning drawing is now being used to promote the forthcoming Welsh Dairy Show online.
Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show, said: “Thank you to all the school pupils for your fantastic drawings. We will put every entry on display at the Welsh Dairy Show for visitors to see your amazing efforts. I would also like to thank teachers for taking the time to discuss the value of milk whilst encouraging your students to enter the competition.
“This year’s Welsh Dairy Show has been organised to coincide with half term as I want to encourage younger visitors to attend the event where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of milk and how it is turned into other products, such as cheese and ice-cream. It will be free for under 15s to attend the Show.”
The children’s area in the Welsh Dairy Show will be run by Cows on Tour and the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company and will feature cows that the children can milk, demonstrations on how cheese and ice-cream are made and an opportunity for the children to make butter.