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Local student Charis Omer has recently been awarded the prestigious Award for Geography by Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School in Kent, for her excellent contribution to the subject. Sponsored by local homebuilder Millwood Designer Homes as part of its Encouragement Pack initiative for the 11th year running, the award is annually presented to a student that has excelled in the subject, and is specially chosen by the school’s Geography department.

Unfortunately, this year, Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School’s annual awards ceremony was unable to take place under current restrictions, but Charis was still able to be rewarded for her incredible achievements. Earlier this month, Headteacher at TWGGS, Linda Wybar, presented Charis with her prizes on behalf of Millwood Designer Homes at a socially distanced prizegiving; an engraved trophy, a £50 book token and a £50 cheque.

Philip Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “We take pride in being able to honour such fantastic and gifted students at Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School each year through our Encouragement Pack initiative. On behalf of the team at Millwood, I would like to send Charis our congratulations for her fantastic academic achievements, and wish her the very best of luck for the future.”

Charis comments: “Winning this award means so much to me, as Geography is one of the biggest passions of my life – I believe it is the future of our planet and has the potential to cover every aspect of our lives.  Especially this year, as we were unable to do our exams, it means even more that this prize recognises my achievement in the subject. I am currently studying BA Geography at Durham University, I would love to have the opportunity to do a year studying abroad in the future, to gain an appreciation for living in a different cultural environment. I aspire to work towards improving social equality globally, and would love to work in the UN one day.”

Linda Wybar, Headteacher at Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School, comments: “We are very grateful for the ongoing support of Millwood Designer Homes in their encouragement for, and in recognition of, excellence in Geography, a subject which consistently achieves outstanding results for TWGGS. Charis is an especially worthy winner, she has worked very hard and displayed a genuine passion for the subject, resulting in her top grades.”

“Charis is not only academically very talented, but has given generously to the wider life of the school throughout her time here, culminating in her role as a Senior Prefect. I have every confidence she will equally excel in her Geography undergraduate studies at the University of Durham.”

Established in 1992, Millwood Designer Homes specialises in exclusive high-quality developments, with equally unrivalled specifications. Currently, the award-winning homebuilder has a broad range of individually designed homes in desirable locations across Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

Millwood’s latest offerings in Kent can be found at Hawthornden in Yalding and The Maltings in Biddenden, showcasing a selection of beautiful three to five bedroom homes. Further developments will be launching in early 2021 at Heartenoak Meadows Hawkhurst and Tibbs Court Farm near Brenchley.