Celebrating Barnsley Music Education Hub’s youngest pupil to achieve Grade 8 Award

Skye Stokes, a student at Barnsley Music Service has achieved a Grade 8 Award distinction (the equivalent of an A-Level pass) in the Baritone at just 12 years old.  

Since first picking up a musical instrument while at Greenfield Primary school, Skye’s grown as a musician and a young person. Skye said, "Playing an instrument has given me a huge boost in confidence and important skills for learning and studying. It's simply the best fun and so rewarding." 

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Barnsley Council's Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture), said: “Barnsley is a place that fosters growth and ambition of everyone with the drive and passion to learn, to be best they can be. We want people to aim high and excel in their education, and Skye is a fantastic example of this!” 

Barnsley Music Service offers children and young people from age five to 18 the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, make music with others, learn to sing, progress and enjoy music-making. To find out more visit Barnsley Music Service or email BarnsleyMusicService@barnsley.gov.uk

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