Pupils to receive bagpipe and Highland dance tuition
FUNDING has been approved for a bagpipe and Highland dance tuition pilot project in schools in Derry and Strabane.
More than 300 pupils will benefit from the £112,000 programme announced by education minister John O'Dowd.
It will be delivered by Bready and District Ulster Scots Development Association.
"This project has many benefits," Mr O'Dowd said.
"It will contribute to the cultural life of the schools taking part and also provide children with an introduction to music and dance as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle. Not only that, the project will enhance the Ulster Scots culture and heritage and enhance the delivery of the curriculum."