Art students receive praise and prizes for their grand designs

SKINNERS’ WINNERS Millwood’s Rob Sisley (centre), with Tim Wilson and Leo Kilner

Two talented students from Skinners’ School in Tunbridge Wells have won a prestigious competition organised by a Kent-based homebuilding company…

Kent-based homebuilder, Millwood Designer Homes, has celebrated the achievements of two Tunbridge Wells secondary school students with its renowned ‘Encouragement Pack’ initiative.

Last month, Leo Kilner and Tim Wilson from Skinners’ School were joined by Rob Sisley, Finance Director at Millwood Designer Homes, to be presented with their prizes at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells.

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

Now in their thirteenth year, the awards are popular with students and teachers alike. Leo and Tim were presented a trophy from Rob on behalf of Millwood and will receive a £50 cheque and £50 book token each, to celebrate their impressive achievements.

Edward Wesson, Headmaster at Skinners’ told the Times: “In a world which is crying out for technical innovation and commitment to STEM [science, technology, engineering and maths] we are enormously grateful to Millwood Designer Homes for their continued sponsorship of design prizes at Skinners’ School. Tim Wilson and Leo Kilner were, respectively, winners of our senior and junior prizes.

“They are classic examples of what the industry is looking for: bright, industrious and always looking for sustainable solutions. They are worthy winners and have great futures. Tim is off to read Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University and Leo has just joined our sixth form,” Mr Wesson added.

Rob Sisley, Finance Director at Millwood Designer Homes, commented: “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 well and on behalf of everyone at Millwood Designer Homes, I would like to congratulate Leo and Tim on their achievements and wish them all the best for the future.”

Since 1992, Millwood Designer Homes has specialised in creating luxury developments and the award-winning housebuilder currently has a wide range of properties available across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Millwood’s latest Kent development is located not far from Tunbridge Wells, situated in the charming village of Sutton Valence.

‘The Nurseries’ features a stunning collection of two to five bedroom homes, enriched with superb examples of Tudor-style architecture. Further developments across the South East include ‘Lanthorne Place’ in Broadstairs, Kent and ‘Lillybank’ in Battle, East Sussex.

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