AS THE role of technology in the education of young people in schools is increasing - but funding no easier to obtain - a primary school has staged a night of live music to raise funds to provide its pupils with the best IT equipment around.

Teachers at Ysgol Bryn Collen, Llangollen, held a 'band night' to raise £2,000 for gadgets such as iPads and netbooks.

School staff, parents, children and members of the wider community attended the night of live musicat Llangollen Town Hall on Friday, September 28 and gave way to four acts from the community including Mr Blunders, Glaaswalkers and Chris Sims, as well as former Ysgol Dinas Bran pupils from The Kranks, all of whom performed free of charge to create some 'gain' for the school.

Lisa Howden, headteacher, said: "It was fantastic to see the whole community having a brilliant night supporting our school.

"The money raised will contribute to technology such as iPads and netbooks, as well as activities for the pupils."

Businesses from the town also contributed to the overall sum, including Pretty Vintage Tea Room, The Three Eagles, Riverbanc Café, New Directions and Llangollen Food Festival.

Ms Howden added: "Thanks go out to everyone who helped create a memorable night for all."