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Hedingham School business students scoop top prize in Subway's Design A Sub competition




Three students at Hedingham School have triumphed over competition from schools and colleges across the east of England, as they took the top prize in a design contest organised by a major fast food chain.

Max O’Shea, Ben Matthews and Fraser Felton were crowned the winners of Subway’s 10th anniversary Design a Sub competition, after their design was chosen from a final shortlist of six teams by a panel of judges at Cambridge University earlier this month.

The Hedingham team members, who all study business, received £1,000 of Amazon vouchers, while their sub design will now appear on the menu at 200 Subway stores across the region this spring.

Students from Hedingham School in Halstead have beaten off competition from schools and colleges across the east of England to be crowned winners of Subway’s Design a Sub competition. From left: Ben Matthews, Max O'Shea, Fraser Felton. Picture by Richard Marsham. (29204170)
Students from Hedingham School in Halstead have beaten off competition from schools and colleges across the east of England to be crowned winners of Subway’s Design a Sub competition. From left: Ben Matthews, Max O'Shea, Fraser Felton. Picture by Richard Marsham. (29204170)

“We’ve really enjoyed the competition from start to finish,” said Max. “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; although pitching in front of the panel from Subway was really nerve wracking, it was such great preparation for the future.

“Winning the competition is just the icing on the cake.”

Gareth Nolan, business studies teacher at Hedingham School, stated he is thrilled by the team’s success, adding: “Our students thoroughly enjoyed getting to grips with the challenge.

“It offered our students a fantastic opportunity to put the business and marketing skills they have been learning in the classroom into practice in a real-life 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.”


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