First Piper for Girls' School

April 02, 2014 at 1:38 PM

The limited edition bright pink pipe case is the perfect accessory for the first piper at Saint Kentigern Girls’ School, Year 8 student, Kate Pennycuick. Kate was presented with her Level 2 Highland Bagpipe Proficiency Certificate at assembly recently and proudly took home a set of
antique Lawrie bagpipes.

Kate has been learning the chanter for three terms, taking on the challenge set by Dr Hastie at Flora MacDonald Day last year. Head of the College Pipes and Drums, Mr Andrew Lightfoot, has been taking two students at the Girls’ School for weekly lessons, and believes that Kate has the makings of a very fine player. Learning the chanter requires regular practice and commitment, but Kate has put in the necessary time and has a determination to make quick progress on this traditional instrument. Piping is physically demanding, but this is no
deterrent to this petite player!

Kate has managed her first notes on the pipes, and we look forward to her leading in the official party at a school event in the not too distant future.

The challenge is now on to other learners!

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