It was a tasteful Friday afternoon for iSelect Gold Coast Titans Aidan Sezer and Jamie Dowling last week as they played judges to a local high school cook-off.
Year nine boys from Coombabah, Robina and Nerang high school participated in a League For Life program called 'My Classroom Rules'.
This cook-off wasn’t just a fun event, it also provided the students with information about healthy eating. My Kitchen Rules finalists, PE teachers and league lovers Paul Bullpit and Blair Tonkin, shadowed these students in true MKR judging style while they cooked.
“The students got the ingredients a week before the cook-off and were asked to come up with a meal,” Paul Bullpit said. “We then showed up at the schools and just looked over them while they cooked. This was all on the boys this time.”
Two years ago, they did a similar program but Titans players cooked, not the students. This time Sezer and Dowling, both out injured, had to play critics not cooks.
“A lot of the students that competed this year play rugby league and really look up to the Titans,” Bullpit said. “They really get a lot out of having them here as judges.”
Bullpit is a “born and bred” Queenslander and loves his rugby league.
“Blair and I go to any Titans game we can go to,” he said. “If they aren’t playing I’ll go for any other Queensland team playing, I don’t care who; but the local boys are always my number one priority.”
Since leaving the competition Bullpit has returned to PE teaching and his every day life.
“It’s great working with students like this, they treat me like a normal teacher. It’s very grounding.”