15 year old piper performs at Burns Night
24 Jan 2009
Terry Martin & GY
Terry Martin & GY
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The star at a Burns Night Supper in Charlton was the 15 year old piper, Terry Martin. He piped in the guests, including Sir George who was Chieftain for the evening. He played as the haggis was brought in, and after it was cut; and again at the end.
Terry was accompanied by his father, and told Sir George that he was doing another Burns Night the following evening.
He got a music bursary from Hampshire County Council to help him develop his musical ability with the bagpipes and he is supported by the Hampshire County Council Music Service (who this year won the award as the top Music Service in the UK.) .

"It is great that this instrument is being learned by talented young musicians - in England as well as Scotland."

Terry goes to Park Community School in Havant which achieved the highest Contextual Value Added score of any school in the UK in the results published last week.

It also has the distinction of 85% of its students getting five or more A* to C at GCSE (although this figure does not include English and Maths - the Government's preferred measure).
 
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