PUPILS from Chelmsford will see a sandwich they produced sold across the East Anglia after winning a competition.

A team of pupils from Chelmer Valley High School bagged the top prize in Subway’s Design a Sub competition which asked for youngsters to make up a new sandwich and how they would market it.

With their the Beauty v the Beast idea, the pupils, Oliver Vale, Laura Stedman, Leyla Cindil, Nathan Pine, Amoy Mcleod and Jodie Whymark, beat off stiff opposition in a Dragons’ Den style final in front of Subway bosses.

Along with seeing their sandwich idea going on sale, they have also received £1,000 of Amazon vouchers as part of the top prize.

Jamie Beadle, the school’s head of vocational studies, said: “The pupils really enjoyed getting to grips with the Design a Sub competition – it gave them a fantastic opportunity to put their business skills to the test and they all did a great job.

“Winning the competition is a great achievement and excellent reward for all of the hard work the team put in.

“The pupils and their peers are really looking forward to seeing their sub and marketing materials in Subway stores.”

Their winning design features two sandwiches, one containing healthy ingredients while the other being a meatier and spicier option.

The Beauty sub has chicken, turkey, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, peppers and onions on Italian bread and Ranch dressing.

The Beast contains chicken, bacon, sausage, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, peppers, sweetcorn, Italian bread and barbecue sauce.

Bob Moodliar, chairman of the judging panel, said: “Selecting our overall winner was a tough decision, but the team from Chelmer Valley High School demonstrated a detailed understanding of the brief as well as a creative approach to their business plan.

“We’re looking forward to seeing their marketing plans in action across East Anglia and are sure everyone will enjoy the sub just as much as we did.”