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Some 20 years ago, the Buddy Bear School was set up by the Buddy Bear Trust, a registered charity. This was in response to the pleas of parents who wanted conductive education for their children, who suffered from cerebral palsy and other motor disorders.

Conductive education was developed by the world famous Peto Institute in Budapest. Conductive education at the Buddy Bear School has had life changing consequences for some of the children who have been lucky enough to attend our school in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

There are no miracles, only determined, focused work under the expert guidance of our Peto Institute trained and qualified conductor, Ms Ildiko Veres


Our School Today

Currently, the Buddy Bear School can only help 12 children, each on a part-time basis. This is due to lack of funds and consequently, lack of teachers. The school is, however recognised by the Educational Authorities in Northern Ireland as a Private Independent School.

Parents pay nothing for the provision of the services of the school. Whilst all political parties in Northern Ireland have been very supportive over many years, public funding has been very limited.