A north London charity has won £30,000 from BBC Children in Need.

Kisharon has won a £30,000 BBC Children in Need grant from their music therapy initiative in schools, and the money will provide additional music therapy to 35 pupils with learning disabilities between the ages of five and 18 for three years.

The project teaches self-expression and helps with language development, which for some pupils cannot be taught through traditional methods.

Sora Kopfstein, headteacher of Kisharon School, said: "Kisharon School is exceptionally grateful to BBC Children in Need for awarding us a grant in order to provide our music therapy sessions to pupils who truly benefit from them.

"The music therapy project is in so many cases, life changing and to have the guarantee that we can now provide this therapy for three years is wonderful news.

"I would particularly like to thank Vicky Taub, the language therapist manager at Kisharon and Omer Plotniarz, our music therapist whose contribution to the application was vital to us winning the funding."

The Kisharon Day School provides tailored therapy and support for pupils with a variety of disabilities and music therapy gives pupils with impaired means of communication a voice.