The winners of the Park View School ‘Design a Sandwich’ competition have been revealed…

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16 October 2015

Park View School students’ ‘Royal Bite’ has been crowed sandwich King

Dicksons recently collaborated with local school Park View, to launch an educational competition with their food technology students to see who could come up with the tastiest sandwich design. The winner would then be sold in our Chester-Le-Street store as a special limited edition butty.

The winning sandwich, cleverly concocted by a team of three students was give the grand title of The Royal Bite and included a monarch-worthy blend of coronation chicken, cheese and crunchy cucumber, topped off with of sweet chilli sauce for an added zing.

The successful sandwich makers were awarded Odeon Cinema tickets as their prize – presented at Park View by Dicksons’ Managing Director, Michael Dickson.

He said: “I would like to congratulate the three winning students for their creative and well-put together sandwich design, We are excited to see how our customers enjoy the creation too.

“We were thrilled with the enthusiasm and effort of all of the food technology students at Park View and would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition.”

Park View School teacher, Rebecca Howe said: “The aim of the project was to give our GCSE food technology students the opportunity to see food manufacturing processes in a real commercial environment and bring our theoretical work to life. To support this, Dicksons welcomed our students to tour their large production facility in South Shields and learn more about how products are actually made.

“All of the students were very engaged in every stage of the project and the final designs showed real thought had gone into the commercial appeal, taste and flavour of each sandwich.”

Back in June, 28 students from Chester-le-street’s Park View School attended an educational visit to Dickson’s factory in South Shields, to learn about the food manufacturing processes of some of our delicious creations and tasty Northern delights.


“We always aim to involve local schools in food education projects where possible as our large facility in South Shields offers a great environment for young people interested in a career in food production to learn more about the everyday processes involved in getting food from the factory to the shop floor.


The wining Royal Bite is now on sale in our Chester-Le-Street store. We would love to hear your feedback on the new addition to our range of delicious sandwiches and treats, so do let us know what you think.