Melville High School students have recently won $250 for their school, and been chosen to have their dairy creation featured in Great Ocean Road's 2020 calendar.
The team from Melville High School, along with more than 1,330 students from 72 different schools across Australia spent the semester whipping up a storm in the kitchen, thanks to the Great Ocean Road - Careers made here - Cheese Your Own Creation programme.
12 creations were announced as programme winners, each receiving $250 for their school and inclusion in next year's calendar.
In teams of two or three, students designed their own unique dairy creation before submitting the recipe and photo of their creation to be judged.
"We have been really impressed by the creativity and imagination of the students," Great Ocean Road Senior Brand Manager Tracy Wong said.
It's a great opportunity for students to have fun while learning important life skills like cooking, and getting to know more about the wide range of career opportunities in Australia's vibrant dairy industry.Tracy Wong
"Every school and student should be proud of what they have achieved; it was a tough task to choose only 12 recipes from so many unique dairy creations."
The programme was offered as a curricular activity within the school's Food Technology classes. Students and teachers were provided with supporting resources and curriculum for the duration.
"It's a great opportunity for students to have fun while learning important life skills like cooking, and getting to know more about the wide range of career opportunities in Australia's vibrant dairy industry," Tracy said.
Michael Davidson, Head Teacher TAS at Melville High School, said his students had a lot of fun learning about all things dairy through the Great Ocean Road programme and is over the moon that one group actually came out winners.
"The programme not only showcases dairy products and their nutritional value, but it also highlights the importance of the industry to regional economies - so when students see dairy products on their supermarket shelf, they can make the connection back to where dairy comes from in their local community," he said.
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