Hard-working pupils enjoy a taste of success

St Edmund Arrowsmith year eight pupils with deputy headteacher Paul Eyes, Subway Ashton branch manager Darryl Clemson and the sandwich chain's mascot Mr Sandwich
St Edmund Arrowsmith year eight pupils with deputy headteacher Paul Eyes, Subway Ashton branch manager Darryl Clemson and the sandwich chain's mascot Mr Sandwich

PUPILS at a Wigan secondary school are finding the recipe for success thanks to a new deal with high street sandwich giant Subway.

Young Wiganers at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School in Ashton have chosen to turn their successes into subs at the town’s franchise of the nationally-renowned eatery.

Pupils who are excelling in the classroom will now be given £5 vouchers to spend at Subway in recognition of their achievements, with the business bringing its mascot Mr Sandwich to St Edmund Arrowsmith to launch the deal.

The scheme was created as the high school has been looking for some time to find ways of rewarding pupils who are doing particularly well academically, are achieving on the sports fields or turn up every day and apply themselves to lessons with a strong work ethic.

St Edmund Arrowsmith headteacher Mark Dumican said: “Finding suitable ways of rewarding young people can be difficult. However, we think this will be a winner.

“At the recent school council meetings, the pupils themselves were asked where they would like to spend their reward vouchers; Subway was number one.

“In addition, we are always pleased to be able to support a local business.”

Darryl Clemson, who owns the Ashton franchise of Subway, says he is equally pleased to set up the reward scheme and is looking forward to welcoming the school’s high achievers through the

doors.

He said: “We are happy to work alongside our local school to reward

success.

“Linking a local business with a school community is a win-win situation. It benefits both parties.”