INVENTIVE students were rewarded for their creativity by Subway after designing their own sandwich.

Students from Johnstone High School were handed the Most Creative prize in the Design a Sub challenge for their Brazil Thrill sandwich.

The challenge was launched in Scotland last year and asks budding business tycoons from schools in the west to come up with their own design and marketing campaign for a new six-inch Sub or flatbread.

The Johnstone team went up against five other shortlisted crews to pitch their idea to a panel of experts. 

Sadly, Abbie Stevenson, Natasha Alexander and Jessica MacMillan missed out on the top prize, which went to Dunoon Grammar School, but they were delighted to be recognised for their creativity.

Natasha 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 we all know and love.

“It’s been a brilliant learning experience. Pitching in front of the panel from Subway was really nerve-racking, but such a great preparation for the future. We’re really proud to win the Most Creative prize.”

Cindy Moffat, a teacher from Johnstone High 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.”