Christmas came early for four-year-old Sam Perkins when tea brand Make Mine a Builders gave him the chance to blow up a school last month.

Perkins’ mum won the unique opportunity to demolish Longton High School in Stoke-on-Trent in an on-pack competition but gave the prize to her son.

“It was the perfect money-can’t-buy prize to offer our customers,” said brand manager Jonathan Chiu.