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North East England
There is no excuse for being late for class at a County Durham school now after taking delivery of a spectacular new timepiece.
The 5m-high pillar clock stands at the top of the drive to Barnard Castle School and is visible to all pupils and staff as they arrive.
The illuminated clock, which bears the school name on its four 610mm faces, was ordered and purchased by Barney Friends, the school's social group for parents, following a request by the School Council. It was installed by the school's facilities team.
Barney Friends member Christine Hick researched British manufacturers of clocks, ultimately choosing Good Directions Ltd.
The four skeleton clock faces are all linked to one controller that restarts the clocks after any power failures and is pre-programmed to alter the clocks at the summer and winter time changes for the next 20 years.
Christine said: "It was important to us that the clock was made in Britain and this particular company has a very good pedigree having been commissioned to make a clock for the London 2012 Olympic Park, a miniature Big Ben for a London-themed signature room at Harrods and various town clocks across the UK."