High Weald

hwh_skinners_winners_bmonkhousecomp_smallA Year 9 team from The Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells, were worthy winners of a competition designed to test pupil's skills, knowledge and imagination in designing a sustainable farm cottage. The competition was sponsored by Batcheller Monkhouse, in association with the High Weald AONB Unit and Sussex Life.

The Year 9 pupils came up with an innovative design for a house that 'went back to nature'.  Not only did their model consider sustainable and renewable options for building materials, light and heat but a number of aspects had been inspired by natural processes and systems in the world around us.  

The boys beat off competition from 4 other finalists and were delighted to win the £1000 prize.  The team have decided to put the money towards their after-school Eco Club. 

This competition was open to pupils in years 7, 8 & 9 from schools across Sussex & Kent.  5 finalists were selected and presented their models at the South of England Show, Ardingly.  For details of how to enter next year, please contact Lucy Carnaghan at Batcheller Monkhouse T: 01892 509280.