Students from St Mary’s High School reach final of business competition

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A team of students from St Mary’s High School in Newry has been announced as finalists in the SUBWAY® brand’s Design a Sub challenge. St Marys High School, NewryThe competition challenged budding entrepreneurs to design and market a brand new 6-inch Sub or flatbread, based on the theme of #LiveFresh. The St Mary’s High School team consists of five students: Caitlin McCann, Hannah Kelly, Molly O’Reilly, Blaithin Rogers and Niamh McAlinden. The creative students produced a unique Sub named ‘Meet the Caveman’, designed to be both a healthy and nutritious sandwich option, created for the SUBWAY® brand’s Low Fat Subs range. The pupils now face a nerve-wracking Dragon’s Den style pitch to a panel of SUBWAY® brand experts in Belfast on Thursday 2nd February. This year’s competition received entries from schools across Northern Ireland, which have been whittled down to six shortlisted entries. The stakes are high, as finalists are competing for the chance to see their Sub launched in over 80 stores across Northern Ireland and bag themselves £1,000 of Amazon vouchers. Adam Twohig, Business Teacher at St Mary’s High School, said, “We are so proud that our students have been shortlisted as finalists in the challenge. The team has worked really hard to create their Sub and it has been a great opportunity for them to put their business skills to the test. The whole school is looking forward to the final and are all rooting for them to win!”
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jan-2017SUBWAY® brand entrepreneur, Scot Heyes, added, “We would like to thank all of the schools who entered this year’s challenge, we have received some outstanding entries and it was a tough decision deciding who would make it to the final pitch. “The final six should be very proud of their achievement in getting so far in the competition; it is a true testament to all of their hard work and creativity. We are looking forward to seeing their business pitches at the judging day.” St Mary’s High School will be competing against this year’s other finalist schools: St Patrick’s Academy, St Paul’s High School , St Louis Grammar and St Colman’s High and Sixth Form College.

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