Talented students from Grwp Llandrillo Menai Independent Living Skillshave taken on Italy's most famous export recently in a bid to win Glanbia Cheese's 'Design-a-Pizza' competition.

The competition was launchedat Skills Cymru in October and entrants were encouraged to throw tradition out the window and be as creative as they liked when coming up with their ideas - the only hint given was to use mozzarella produced by Glanbia Cheese in Llangefni!

First, second and third prizes were scooped by Grwp Llandrillo Menai students.

In third place, Troy Clarke came up with a comprehensive recipe for the 'Devil's Pizza', a fully loaded creation with spicy pepperoni, stuffed crust andGlanbia mozzarella cheese.

Amber Lloyd received second prize for her creation of the hexagon shaped and sectioned pizza with a stuffed mozzarella crust. Amber was inspired by her favourite pop group EXO logo.

The winner Kelly Christie created 'The Barbecue topper' which is a traditional base layered with ham, chicken, tomato and barbecue sauce.

They were invited to Glanbia Cheese where they had a VIP tour of the siteand most importantly, they had access to the development kitchens where they made their pizzas.

Heather Broughton, Senior HR Manager Glanbia Cheese commented:

We were delighted to host the winners of the Pizza competition at Glanbia Cheese.  We believe it is essential to engage with our local community, to give insight to our global business and hopefully encourage a new generation of employees for the future.

Glanbia Cheese and Coleg Menai's Food Technology Centre (FTC) has a long established relationship.

Paul Roberts, Operations Manager at The Food Technology Centre commented:

It's fantastic news that Grwp Llandrillo Menai students have once again had such success in Glanbia Cheese's 'Deisign-a-Pizza' competition - we are thrilled with the results.

The FTC has worked with Glanbia for several years and is a key employer on the island and we are excited to support an activity that engages the community and encourages young people to consider a future in the food and drink manufacturing industry.