Bangalow Public School students with their winning Picasso cow.
Bangalow Public School students with their winning Picasso cow.

Our most udderly beautiful cows

It’s official: Bangalow Public School has the region’s most udderly beautiful cow.

The primary school topped the regional titles in the Picasso Cows art competition, organised by Dairy Australia, with their life-sized fibreglass cow that sported the theme Moving Milk. They won just ahead of Clunes Public School’s movie-themed cow and third-placed Rous Public School.

The Picasso Cows competition is a national project aimed at teaching primary school students about agriculture and dairying’s links with nutrition through the practice of art.

“We pick up the cow at the end of term three and then at the beginning of term four we have five weeks to name the cow, paint the cow and learn about the milking industry,” Clunes Public School assistant principal Jack Priestley said. “As well as the art side of things we have visited a local dairy and created narratives about our school’s cow, Patsy. From the moment the cow rolled into the school it was a real highlight for the kids and they were really enthralled by the whole idea.”

Each school gets to keep their cow at the end of the program. Mr Priestley said Patsy currently lives happily in the front office.


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