A specialist educational facility in Birmingham threw its doors open yesterday to highlight how its rehabilitation techniques benefit physically disabled adults and children.

Among those taking part in a range of workshops at the National Institute of Conductive Education, in Moseley, was Simeon Hofstetter, who played percussion in a session staged with musicians from Symphony Hall.

The event formed part of Conductive Education Awareness Week, which ends on Sunday and marks the 20th anniversary of the Hungarian therapy being practised in the UK.

It aims to help children and adults with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.