RECEPTION children at Fordingbridge Infant School swapped their pens for drumsticks when Noah Messomo, of Noah Afro Music, was the special guest at the school.

Mr Messomo, who was born in Adjab, in the rainforest area of Cameroon, explored the musical instruments and rhythms from across the African continent with the children.

It was also a golden chance for the youngsters, who have been studying Africa in their curriculum, to experience a taste of the real thing.

A school spokesman said: “Noah comes and visits the school every year and the children absolutely love it.”