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Members of the Board and the Executive Committee of the Northern Ireland Piping and Drumming School taken at the bimonthly joint meeting at La Mon Hotel.
The Board and Executive were celebrating a very successful 2012/13 which saw a marked increase in the number of pupils passing through the school and the launch of a pilot teaching project in Beechlawn School Hillsborough.
Beechlawn School is a co-educational Controlled School catering for pupils with Additional Educational Needs (AEN). This includes MLD (Moderate Learning Difficulties) and ASD (Autism).
The school which investigates all aspects of the Northern Ireland Curriculum has a current enrolment of around 175 pupils,
The enthusiasm shown by the pupils at the school with a total of 44 children having been auditioned has encouraged the NIPDS to reach out to other schools catering for pupils with additional educational needs and learning difficulties in Northern Ireland.
The NIPDS is an
Associate College of The College of Piping, Glasgow
Funded by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland