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The Fiddler and the Go-Karter

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In this series, we showcase the talents of teachers who do remarkable things outside of the classroom. This episode features both a fiddle player and a champion go-kart racer.

Andrew McGarva balances his role as the co-conductor of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra (SFO) with teaching music at the Wellington School in Ayrshire. He also plays the violin and piano and has travelled the world with the SFO.

One of Andrew's most memorable achievements was conducting in the Sydney Opera House. In this programme, we see him conducting in the Scottish Royal Concert Hall.

Amanda Black has been karting since the age of 14. Now 23, she competes in top level racing, from go-karts to Caterham 7 cars.

Proactive in promoting women's driving, Amanda competed in the 2006 Formula Women's Championship. She is a PE teacher at Skegness Grammar School.

See the resources and support materials page for links relating to this programme.

Part of the series: Stars Out of School

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