Children at Hilderthorpe Primary School design Barratt Homes’ new Show Homes in Bridlington

Local housebuilder, Barratt Homes Yorkshire East, has brought a school pupils’ competition-winning bedroom design to life at its The Sands development in Bridlington, inspired by Maurice Sendak’s 60th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are.

Photo by Jon Corken

Pupils at Hilderthorpe Primary School had previously participated in an interior design competition with Barratt Homes, in which they were tasked to design the new children’s bedroom at The Sands’ Show Home, based on the popular book. 

After much deliberation by Barratt Homes, Mia, aged 11 years old, was the chosen winner with her exciting design which has been carefully recreated by the interior design team at The Sands.

Mia, along with her classmates, were all invited down to the development to see her design brought to life, where they all received a copy of the 60th anniversary storybook. 

Alice Hammond-Reid, class teacher at Hilderthorpe Primary School, commented: “We’re extremely grateful to Barratt Homes Yorkshire East and The Sands team for inviting our pupils to take part in such a creative activity. The pupils loved taking part in the competition and then seeing Mia’s design come to life.”

Leonie Gilbertson, Sales Manager at Barratt Homes’ The Sands development, added: “We absolutely loved welcoming the pupils from Hilderthorpe Primary School to The Sands, and showing Mia her winning design in person.

“As a local housebuilder, we are really keen to support the communities in which we build, and we’d like to thank the school for visiting our development, and a special shoutout to Mia for her wonderful design. We hope that the class enjoys their new storybooks and continue to explore their love of reading and learning.”

Located on Kingsgate and just a short walk from Bridlington’s South Beach, The Sands is ideally situated offering a coastal location for a wide variety of buyers. With unrivalled access to East Yorkshire’s seaside towns and villages, The Sands also benefits from excellent commuter links to Driffield, Hull and York. 

The seaside development also has excellent local amenities nearby such as shops including Morrisons and Lidl, pubs and restaurants including Burlington’s Restaurant and Lobster Pot, and schools such as Hilderthorpe Primary School just a short walk away. 

Interested buyers can now visit the sales office and Show Homes at the development, where prices range from £150,000 for a two-bed home and three-bedroom detached home starting from £226,000. 

The Sands is an energy-efficient development of two, three and four-bedroom homes available in Bridlington. To find out more about the Show Homes, please visit