A SCHOOL has been flooded with unloved instruments following a plea for donations.

Steve Falcon, a music teacher at Cumbria Academy for Autism, asked the community to hand over their unused instruments to the school last month, and has received an "overwhelming" number in response.

The pupils "respond so well to hearing and playing instruments", and as Workington-man Steve believes music to be "a form of therapy", it was a no-brainer to take unloved instruments off the community's hands and into the grasp of those who need them.

And "the academy are absolutely overwhelmed" with donations, and wish to say thank you to all those who gave their old guitars, keyboards and drum kits to them – but they can't take any more instruments.

Steve is thrilled that the school is awash with instruments for the youngsters, and said: "I hope it doesn’t sound ungrateful, but we have so much stuff it’s unbelievable!"