Skinners’ students have set their designs on an architectural future

DESIGN FOR LIFE: Jon Kent of Millwood Designer Homes presents the trophies to Samuel Schipper (left) and Aniyanth Kannan

Kent-based homebuilder Millwood Designer Homes has rewarded the exceptional academic achievements of two Tunbridge Wells secondary school students. The Times finds out more…


Earlier this month, Aniyanth Kannan and Samuel Schipper from The Skinners’ School were presented with two prestigious prizes by Millwood Designer Homes at The Assembly Hall Theatre.

Millwood’s annual student design competition, now in its fourteenth year, was originally created to celebrate the achievements of budding young designers in Kent and East Sussex.

This year Aniyanth and Samuel were chosen by the company, which is in the process of creating a number of luxury homes in Crowborough, for their outstanding contribution to art and design.

Aniyanth received the prestigious Millwood Prize for Middle School Excellence in Product Design, while Samuel was awarded the sought-after Millwood Cup for Senior Design.

Edward Wesson, Headmaster at The Skinners’ School, commented: “Many thanks to Millwood Homes for their generous sponsorship of these awards. They are a real stimulus to the development of independent investigation, to problem-solving, to collaborative hard work, all qualities that will be invaluable in a range of careers for our students.

“Aniyanth and Samuel are shining examples of young people with that curiosity, and are worthy winners of this year’s awards.”

Millwood Construction Director Jon Kent presented the talented students with a trophy, a £50 book token and a £50 cheque each, to celebrate their impressive achievements.

Jon said: “I am always proud to present local students with an accolade for their school achievements. Both students from The Skinners’ School have demonstrated exceptional ambition and skill within the field of product design. On behalf of all at Millwood Designer Homes, I would like to congratulate Aniyanth and Sam on their achievements, and wish them all the success for their future careers.”

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

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