Coming to terms with his success, Patrick said: “I was so happy when I found out I had won the competition and I still can’t believe that a satellite with my name on it will be sent up into the universe.”
Emma Lord, Director of the UK Space Agency, presented Patrick with a trophy representing the satellite named in his honour said:
"Some people dream of having their name up in lights. Patrick has gone one better and will have his name up in space."
She added: "This competition has really captured the imagination of students up and down the country and we're delighted that so many people entered."
The competition for nine to eleven year old school children was run by the European Commission to link in with the creation of the EU's Galileo satellite navigation programme.
The entries were judged by a national jury panel including space scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Ph.D., MBE, Higher Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory Laurie Winkless and First News Editor Nicky Cox.