• Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

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Local school receives star treatment from award winning housebuilder

Five star housebuilder, Barratt Homes, has awarded a star in space to Bill Quay Primary School to say thank you for their help in designing a mascot for its The Maples development in celebration of UEFA Euro 2016. Barratt Developments North East, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, was awarded a maximum 5 star rating in the HBF (Home Builders Federation) customer satisfaction survey in March 2017.

  • In celebration of its five star rating for the eighth year running, the housebuilder is awarding five schools in the North East region with their own, exclusive star as recognition of their valuable contribution to the community.
  • Bill Quay Primary School is now the proud owner of 1421853 – Orion, a star visible to the naked eye from the UK, and astronomically located through right ascension 6h 0m 19.73s, declination 16 degrees 35’27.47” and magnitude 11.83.
  • Matthew Strophair, a pupil at Bill Quay Primary School, was the winner of the competition to design a mascot for the Euros, which saw Barratt Homes partner with the school. Matthew’s creativity saw him awarded with a Toys ‘R Us voucher and the chance to see his design brought to life.
  • Thanks to Matthew and the pupils at Bill Quay Primary School, the winning mascot was printed onto flags that were put around The Maples development on Monkton Lane, Hebburn.
  • The Maples is a prestigious development of two, three and four bedroom, detached and semi detached homes in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear.

Christie Edge, Sales Manager at The Maples, commented: “We loved working with Bill Quay Primary School. We all followed the Euros in 2016 and seeing the children create their own mascot was a fun way for us to take part in our own way. We received lots of creative entries and Bill Quay Primary are more than deserving of their own star.”

Rebecca Webb, Year 3 teacher at Bill Quay Primary School, said: “It was a great surprise to receive our star from Barratt Homes. The children loved being involved in the competition, they had a great opportunity to be creative and it was a real honour seeing one of our pupil’s designs blowing in the wind on the flags at The Maples.”

By Emily