YOUNGSTERS at a village school have been given a taste of Africa.

Five, six and seven-year-old pupils at Crondall Primary School spent an afternoon with Kim Excell of Petersfield-based Drum for Fun.

Kim played to the children, who were introduced to African drums and given the chance to play boomwhackers, which are plastic hollow tubes that make a sound when struck against their hands.

Kim also showed them how to play the drum properly and the youngsters made different notes using different parts of their hand and their drum.

The youngsters were taught a rhythm and played together.

"The drums had protective furry coverings to protect the skins and the children enjoyed wearing them on their heads," said class teacher Kerry Weeks.

"A lot of fun was had by all and we would recommend Drum for Fun to other schools."

Drum for Fun can be contacted on 01730 301510.