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Two Tunbridge Wells secondary school students have been recognised for their design skills by Millwood Designer Homes with its renowned ‘Encouragement Pack’ initiative.

Sam Schipper and Aiden McMillan from Skinners’ School were joined by Jon Kent, Construction Director at Millwood Designer Homes on Friday, September 10, to be presented with their prizes at Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells.

Awarded for their outstanding contribution to art and design, Sam received the prestigious Millwood Designer Homes Prize for Excellence in Middle School Design, while Aiden was awarded the sought-after Millwood Cup for Senior Design.

The annual celebration is now in its twelfth year and it was the first celebration all students and teachers could celebrate together, due to coronavirus restrictions meaning last year’s event had to be held virtually. Millwood Construction Director Jon Kent was also in attendance to congratulate the pair and present them with a trophy, £50 book token and £50 cheque each, to celebrate their impressive achievements.

Jon Kent, Construction Director at Millwood Designer Homes, said: “It is a great source of pride that we are able to acknowledge the hard work of students across Kent and East Sussex each year.

“This year’s winners from Skinners’ School have performed exceptionally despite the turbulence that the pandemic has caused for schools up and down the country. On behalf of everyone at Millwood Designer Homes, I would like to congratulate Aiden and Sam on their achievements and wish them all the best for the future.”

Edward Wesson, Headmaster at Skinners’ School said: “Aiden and Sam are outstanding students, both on the cusp of successful careers in Design. We are very grateful to Millwood for encouraging such talent to flourish and ensuring that the next generation of great designers will materialise.”

Since 1992, Millwood Designer Homes has specialised in creating luxurious properties that demonstrate exquisite craftmanship and attention to detail. The award-winning housebuilder currently has a wide range of stunning properties available across Surrey, Sussex and Kent, to learn more please click here.