ITV News reports on special needs school’s pBand

Students at a special needs school in Anglesey are enjoying a new-found confidence after receiving a donation of a class set of pBones.

Canolfan Addysg y Bont caters for a range of diverse special educational needs and music is an important, therapeutic medium. The school’s band: ‘pBand’ has performed to parents and friends of the school which for many of the children was the first time they had performed in public.

Watch the children in action on their pBones during the ITV News feature here.

I have seen first-hand, the benefits of adding pBones to our lessons. Our school caters for a range of diverse special educational needs, and music is extremely important. For some of the students, communication is not something that comes naturally to them. These instruments are not only building their emotional confidence, but also helping them to develop their speaking voice.

Pupil participation is a priority, and pBone enables us to include all abilities of our pupils – and to actively engaging with them in musical. pBone is very easy to hold – it’s lightweight and durable – it’s certainly very attractive for pupils, with its distinct colours and quick assembly. Not only are the students interested in the instruments – even the staff have taken to the pBone – making their preference know to the different colours!

– GETHIN THOMAS, HEAD OF MUSIC, CANOLFAN ADDYSG Y BONT