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Proof’s in the pudding for students

PROOF of the success of Hands-onLearning as a worthwhile career path for youngsters came with the launching of a students’ pizza oven at Western Port Secondary College last week. Former Frankston High School H-o-L student Liam Sweeney, now the purchasing manager at high-end peninsula hotel Jackalope, worked with the Western Port H-o-L students at the launch of their pizza oven to feed a large group of staff, students, parents and community and local business people, Friday 25 October. Liam, who has worked on several projects with the students, arrived with Jackalope head chef Andy Bryant, carrying all the food, including calzones they had prepped, as well as pizza bases, sauce and ingredients. They and year 9 students then cooked and presented it. A holistic approach to the food was augmented by Tuerong Farm wheat and flour miller Jason Cotter, who supplied the ingredients for the pizza bases. Speakers included Western Port Secondary College student Riley Frewer, who gave a student’s perspective of H-o-L, principal Chris Quinn, who welcomed guests, and Flinders MP Greg Hunt, who formally opened the pizza oven. “It’s good that the kids get experience talking about the dough and working to prepare the fire, which is a special skill,” Liam said. “I enjoyed the day; it was nice to give something back.”

It’s a date: A large gathering at Hastings police station last week attended by Flinders MP Greg Hunt helped launch the $10 calendars and promote their message. Picture: Gary Sissons

Calendar sales fight police PTSD PROCEEDS from the sale of the Hastings Police Senior Citizens Register 20th anniversary calendar are going to a good cause. Money raised will assist in the fight against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among police officers. Register coordinator Denise Palmer said clients of the register had already

bought 400 of the 1000 calendars for 2020 printed with the remaining 600 expected to sell quickly. “We thought we were ambitious in aiming for fundraising of $10,000 but we are on target and will achieve it with the sale of the last 600 calendars,” she said. The calendars are available at

Hastings police station, 10am-12pm, Thursdays. The register began in 2000 as a joint effort between the police and community volunteers. The free service aims to promote confident and secure living among senior citizens who receive a regular phone call or in-home visit as requested.

The visits are coordinated by a database at Hastings police station which enables police and emergency services staff to access personal information should it be needed in an emergency. Ms Palmer said 1000 registered clients lived in the Western Port area from Baxter through the Shoreham.

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