Teens to get dairy creative

Margaret River Senior High School Year 9 students will be whipping up a storm in the kitchen, thanks to the Great Ocean Road - Careers made here - Cheese Your Own Creation programme.

The programme involves students and teachers in a uniquely creative way: in teams of two, students are required to design an imaginative dairy creation.

The student chefs then develop a recipe of their new creation, the recipe and photo is submitted to be judged.

Twelve recipes will be selected for inclusion in the 2019 Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Calendar.

Cheese Your Own Creation involves hundreds of students and teachers from 50 schools across Australia.

It is offered as a curricular activity within the school's Food Technology classes.

Briony Wringe, Great Ocean Road Senior Brand Manager, said Cheese Your Own Creation made important links between the dairy industry, school and local community.

"We're proud to support Cheese your own Creation, it's a great opportunity for students to get creative while learning about the wide range of career opportunities in Australia's vibrant dairy industry."

Students and teachers are provided with supporting resources and curriculum for the duration of the programme.

Each school receives a $100 Coles gift voucher to purchase Great Ocean Road products and is provided with a copy of the 2018 Warrnambool Cheese & Butter calendar for creative inspiration.

"Through the programme students can gain an understanding of the dairy industry, the nutritional value of its products, and the importance of the industry to regional economies - all while having lots of fun in the kitchen.

"I'm excited to see what the students create and trying my hand at some of their recipes," Ms Wringe said.

At the conclusion of the Cheese Your Own Creation programme each student will be awarded a certificate in recognition of their hard work.

The twelve winning recipes will secure a $250 prize for their schools.

The results will be announced on 19 October 2018 with prizes presented to the winning schools and students.