The hallways of Beaver Brae are going to smell delicious over the next two weeks.

Twenty-four students entering Grade 9 are getting a leg-up on their peers by taking part in the Reach Ahead culinary program to earn a credit towards their high school diploma.

Chef Tara Pitre, who is overseeing the program, discussed some of it's advantages.

“We're trying to help the kids acquire a credit which will eventually down the road help them to free up their schedule and get them ahead of the game to help them better improve their studies in Grade 12,” Pitre said.

That was part of the allure for student Aimee Jordens.

“I like to try and get extra credit for anything,” Jordens said. “It was a free thing and I've had a busy summer so far, so I just thought this was a good way to get an extra credit.”

Jordens also expressed a general interest in cooking and helping prepare meals at home.

Over the next two weeks she'll have an opportunity to make a new cuisine every day.

Some of the things on the menu include Italian cuisine, Cornish game hens, and Mexican cuisine. All of the food will be made from scratch.

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