Student Henry Smart has been awarded the prize and cup for Senior Design by The Skinners’ School in Tunbridge Wells.
The prize is sponsored by Tonbridge-based luxury housebuilder Millwood Designer Homes, as part of the prestigious Encouragement Pack initiative it runs with a number of schools in Kent and East Sussex.
Henry is currently studying for A levels in Product Design, Geography and Business Studies in his final year of sixth form at Skinners’. The 18 year old from Sevenoaks is hoping to study Geography and Design at either Bristol University or Nottingham.
Edward Wesson, Headmaster at The Skinners’ School, said: “We are delighted that Henry has received a Millwood Encouragement Pack.
“This is a rich reward for his dedicated work in design this year, and I know that it will spur him on as he looks to develop a career in design and engineering.
“I am very grateful to Millwood Designer Homes for their contribution to education in this area.”
Henry was also grateful for the ‘generous’ donation from the housebuilder, and added: “I will look to invest the money into something that will further my interests in design.
“My passion for design was sparked by Ms Spencer and Mr Edwards of the Design Technology Department at The Skinners’ School, and I can’t thank them enough for the support they have given me.
“I hope that this year will be as successful as the year just gone.”