PUPILS at a school for autism education have given a 'tear-jerking' performance at this year's International Eisteddfod in Llangollen.

Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn, Denbigh received a standing ovation following its performance in the International Eisteddfod's 'Inclusion Project', a celebration of harmony and accessibility for all within the performing arts.

As part of the project, two performers, poet Aled Lewis Evans and composer Owain Llwyd, have been working with pupils at the school to help pupils learn their song and dance performance titled 'All Together Now', to spread the project's message of love and peace via music, song and dance.

Also performing at the project's big day were St Christopher’s School, Wrexham, Ysgol Tir Morfa. Rhyl, and Derwen College, Oswestry

Sarah Macfarlane, inclusion behaviour support officer for Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn, said: "It was a brilliant performance and the pupils loved it.

"They received a standing ovation from the audience, as well as from award-winning activist Terry Waite who was in attendance.

"This is the first time some of the pupils learned to play an instrument, and it is the first time instruments have been played at the Inclusion Project since it began.

"They had been fantastic."

Also in attendance was Paul Coleman, treasurer for the International Eisteddfod, who said: "It was tear-jerking to see just how well these children with difficulties had come along after taking part in training sessions for several months.

"The work put in and the attention to detail from pupils was a joy to behold."