Schoolchildren get lessons in how to make fast food at Subway

The Bolton News: Zubair Ishaq of Subway with, from left, Maryam Khan, Safanah Khan, Maryan Farah and Shumaila Kotwal at the Crompton Place outlet Zubair Ishaq of Subway with, from left, Maryam Khan, Safanah Khan, Maryan Farah and Shumaila Kotwal at the Crompton Place outlet

SCHOOLGIRLS were given a taste of life in the food business when Subway at Crompton Place shopping centre became a temporary classroom.

The 18 youngsters from Bolton Muslim Girls’ School got the chance to prepare and bake bread used to make Subway’s sandwiches.

The visit was arranged between the school’s gifted and talented enrichment officer, Rizwana Adam, and brothers Shuaib, Zubair and Awais Ishaq who hold the franchise for the Crompton Place store.

Ms Adam said: “T the school, our intention is to give the girls a wide perspective of what happens in the real world of work so we expand on what they learn in the classroom by fulfilling their potential further through a wide range of enrichment opportunities.

“In the past the girls have been to companies involved in areas such as engineering and science and the particular group we arranged to take to Subway are all very keen on food and its preparation and they will be studying this for their GCSEs.”

Before they “worked” in the shop, the girls called into Subway’s Newport Street branch to be shown the equipment used to bake the bread.

Ms Adam said: “The whole experience was very enjoyable and worthwhile and being able to visit Subway was a fantastic opportunity for the girls.”

One of those involved was 13-year-old Tasneem Badat, who lives in Bolton.

She said: “It was really fun and gave us a great insight into what life in the food business is like.

“I’m very interested in food and am thinking of making it my career when I leave school. One day I’d even like to have my own business.”

Zubair Ishaq of Subway in Crompton Place said: “It was a fantastic morning and we were pleased to welcome the girls and demonstrate to them how the bread is prepared for our sandwiches. We did a risk assessment at the start of the day and also told them about the importance of health and safety.

“Over at our shop in Crompton Place they were given the chance to work with the dough which went into the oven ready for them to pick up later when the bake had finished. I also gave them a little test on what they had learned.”

The Crompton Place franchise, which is the fifth store for the Ishaq brothers, was officially opened late last year.

Malcolm Angus, Crompton Place Manager, said: “It is terrific to see Zubair and his brothers working so hard to engage with the community which is important to us all at Crompton Place.”

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10:25am Fri 14 Mar 14

I, Ludicrous says...

Yes, let's teach children how to make a **** sandwich. Brilliant.
Yes, let's teach children how to make a **** sandwich. Brilliant. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 5

10:32am Fri 14 Mar 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
Yes, let's teach children how to make a **** sandwich. Brilliant.
Yes, let's teach children to make a halal sandwich.
Avoid the place.
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: Yes, let's teach children how to make a **** sandwich. Brilliant.[/p][/quote]Yes, let's teach children to make a halal sandwich. Avoid the place. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 6

10:50am Fri 14 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Seriously? *facepalm*
Seriously? *facepalm* Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

10:50am Fri 14 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Oh and....

SPAM!
Oh and.... SPAM! Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

10:51am Fri 14 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

I don't go to Subway anyway... you just cannot get a decent bacon butty. No bacon... no business from myself.
I don't go to Subway anyway... you just cannot get a decent bacon butty. No bacon... no business from myself. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 3

11:18am Fri 14 Mar 14

I, Ludicrous says...

Maybe it's more strategic than we're giving the organisers credit for - the message being that if you kiddies don't listen up at school then this is what you'll end up doing. Cunning. I like it.
Maybe it's more strategic than we're giving the organisers credit for - the message being that if you kiddies don't listen up at school then this is what you'll end up doing. Cunning. I like it. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 6

12:36pm Fri 14 Mar 14

stereo_world says...

Lets look at this from a positive point of view here.

Learning to make a sandwich (even if it is at Subway) using decent produce is better than them resorting to microwaving those horrible Rustlers burgers, or eating Pepparami or Mattesons, which I wouldn't even smell, let alone eat.

I can only see this as a good thing to be fair.
Lets look at this from a positive point of view here. Learning to make a sandwich (even if it is at Subway) using decent produce is better than them resorting to microwaving those horrible Rustlers burgers, or eating Pepparami or Mattesons, which I wouldn't even smell, let alone eat. I can only see this as a good thing to be fair. stereo_world
  • Score: 4

8:50pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Mick England says...

One less reason to visit Bolton, give me a big fat dirty pig anyday, chops, rashers or loin I don't care! Must thank the BN for informing us where not to go to eat! How long do you think it'll be before it closed down, because they find out that the raisins in the coronation chicken, aren't raisins?
One less reason to visit Bolton, give me a big fat dirty pig anyday, chops, rashers or loin I don't care! Must thank the BN for informing us where not to go to eat! How long do you think it'll be before it closed down, because they find out that the raisins in the coronation chicken, aren't raisins? Mick England
  • Score: -3

9:24pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Kadeejaaa says...

I think they are doing a fantastic job encouraging pupils by giving them more than a classroom can provide. If you take the time to read their school website they have been awarded outstanding by Ofsted. I am a previous pupil and think they are doing an excellent job with all the extra opportunities they provide. I thank the school for the broad opportunities they provided outside the curriculum. So it's not just about the bacon sandwiches. We need to look further.
I think they are doing a fantastic job encouraging pupils by giving them more than a classroom can provide. If you take the time to read their school website they have been awarded outstanding by Ofsted. I am a previous pupil and think they are doing an excellent job with all the extra opportunities they provide. I thank the school for the broad opportunities they provided outside the curriculum. So it's not just about the bacon sandwiches. We need to look further. Kadeejaaa
  • Score: 1

9:32pm Fri 14 Mar 14

normsta says...

They could've chose a more cultural school for the free advertisement.
They could've chose a more cultural school for the free advertisement. normsta
  • Score: 1

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