pupils from an East Renfrewshire school have been praised after taking on a challenge they could really get their teeth into.

The team from Williamwood High, in Clarkston, secured second place in the Design a Sub contest, organised by food retailer Subway.

The challenge asked budding entrepreneurs at schools and colleges to come up with their own design and marketing campaign for a new six-inch sub or flatbread.

Heather Johnston, Lara Thomson and Emma Harkness, who were flying the flag for Williamwood High, pitched their campaign to a panel of Subway experts at the SEC, in Glasgow.

And, although they were pipped to first place by a team from Dunblane High, they described the contest as “a brilliant learning experience.”

Lara said: “We enjoyed the competition from start to finish. It was great to put the business skills we have been learning into practice.”

Ian Henderson, a business education teacher at Williamwood High, added: “Our students thoroughly enjoyed getting to grips with the Design a Sub competition. They have been able to develop important life and employability skill.”