Wellington School Named Runners-Up in the Subway® Brand’s Design a Sub Competition
Students from Wellington School have been named runners-up in the Subway® brand’s Design a Sub challenge, seeing off competition from schools and colleges across West Scotland, to make the shortlist of six.
The challenge, which was launched in Scotland last year by the Subway® brand, asked budding entrepreneurs from schools and colleges across Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, Dunbarton, Falkirk, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Stirling to come up with their own design and marketing campaign for a brand new 6-inch Sub or flatbread.
The team from Wellington School went up against five other shortlisted teams to pitch their marketing and advertising campaign to a panel of Subway® experts on Tuesday 6 February at the SEC in Glasgow. Unfortunately the team from Wellington School, which comprised Eve Meechan, Bethany Wake, Laura Scott and Francesca Bailie missed out on the top prize to Dunblane High School who will see their winning design brought to life in over 100 stores across West Scotland in April.
Bethany Wake, a student from the team at Wellington School, said: “We’ve really enjoyed the competition, from start to finish. It was great to put the business skills we have been learning into practice with a brand that we all know and love. It’s been a brilliant learning experience; pitching in front of the panel from the Subway® brand was really nerve wracking, but such great preparation for the future.”
Subway® brand entrepreneur, Shahid Sadiq, commented: “This is the first year that we have run the Design a Sub competition in Scotland and we had an outstanding response, with some brilliant creative designs and marketing proposals submitted by students from across the region, demonstrating that the entrepreneurial spirit is well and truly alive in West Scotland.
“Selecting our overall winner was a tough decision and all the teams demonstrated a good understanding of the brief, did their homework and put together impressive presentations for the judging panel. Congratulations to all our finalists.
“As a franchise business, the Subway® brand is run by entrepreneurs who live and work locally in their communities and we are committed to fostering and developing the business skills and employability of young people. The students who entered the Design a Sub competition demonstrate excellent creative and business skills and it was a privilege to be involved.”
Linda Munn, from Wellington School, added: “Our students thoroughly enjoyed getting to grips with the Design a Sub competition. It offered them a fantastic opportunity to put the business and marketing skills they have been learning in the classroom into practice in a real-life business environment. What’s more, they have been able to develop important life and employability skills, such as research, communication, presentation and team work, which will hopefully stand them in good stead in the future.”
The Design a Sub competition has been running in England for many years, but this is the first time the challenge has been open to schools and colleges in West Scotland.
For information on the Subway® brand please visit: www.subway.co.uk