Tommy Lutz, 16, from Westgate-on-Sea, has been awarded the coveted Achievement Award in Construction by King Ethelbert School. The prize is sponsored by Tonbridge-based luxury housebuilder Millwood Designer Homes, as part of the prestigious Encouragement Pack initiative that it runs with a number of schools in Kent and East Sussex.
Whilst at King Ethelbert, Tommy studied Level 2 BTEC in Construction as one of his GCSE options and worked very hard to achieve his Merit grade. Inspired by his chosen subjects, Tommy has secured an Apprenticeship in Carpentry. Now in Year 12, Tommy attends college on Mondays and works throughout the rest of the week, spending much of his hard earned cash on tools for his apprenticeship!
Ms Kate Greig, Headteacher at King Ethelbert School comments: “We are so proud of all of our students at King Ethelbert School and the progress that they make. Our Presentation Afternoon is always such a terrific celebration of both their individual and collective achievements. It is a wonderful team event with the whole school attending, as well as the families and friends of the School and many of the local community who play such a big part in the students’ successes.”
Tommy, winner of the Millwood Achievement Award in Construction comments: “I achieved this award by working hard to complete my work and get the best grade I possibly could get. I always paid attention to all work both theory and practical and tried to employ all skills that were taught into my work. I feel honoured and very proud of myself to receive this award and it makes all the hard work worthwhile.”
“I would like to say thank you for choosing me as the winner of this award and this will give me the incentive to carry on working at this high standard.”
Millwood’s Construction Director Roy Magro met Tommy after the awards ceremony to present him with his prize of a trophy, along with a £50 cheque and £50 book token.
Millwood currently has a range of individually designed homes available across Kent and Sussex including Bell Orchard in St Mary’s Platt, an exclusive new development of three individually designed country houses. These detached new homes blend traditional Kentish vernaculars with a first-class specification and the latest trends in modern-day living. Millwood will also be launching new developments in Ardingly, Crowborough and Isfield in 2016. All of Millwood’s developments have the trademark of using reclaimed materials, giving them the appearance of a quintessential English village.