Musician helps children with profound learning difficulties

David Driver with daughter Michelle and the new Xylophone.
David Driver with daughter Michelle and the new Xylophone.

A PEASMARSH musician has donated a xylophone to children with profound learning difficulties who use music in their learning curriculum.

John Sharman, who is a company director for a building business and who plays drums in a band in his spare time, made the kind donation after winning the instrument in a competition.

He gave the xylophone, which is worth over £200 to children who attend The School for Profound Education which is located at The Children’s Trust- a national charity which provides care and therapy for children with complex health needs, as well as a rehabilitation service for children with an acquired brain injury.

Mr Sharman, 54 explained: “My friend David Driver’s daughter, Michelle, is a residential learner at the school. “The children will get more use than me. My wife Wendy and I are so pleased that it’s going to get good use and hope all the children will have fun with it.”

Mr Driver said: “When I left the Xylophone to the school, the children all had a great time playing with it, it was very greatly received.”

The Children’s Trust, Tadworth is a national charity providing care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs, and rehabilitation services to children with an acquired brain injury.

The Trust has an on-site special school, The School for Profound Education, which publishes The Profound Education Curriculum for children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk