12:00pm Saturday 17th August 2013
By Hayley Mortimer
CHILDREN have been bringing the sound of the Caribbean to Painswick.
Five 10-year-olds at The Croft School have started a steel pan band called Pantastic and they have already performed some calypso beats in public.
David Lynall, who has two daughters at the school, said: "Recently another dad and I acquired some Caribbean steel pans for the school and started a band with the children.
"They have only been playing since May and have performed twice in public.
"One of the times was at the Art Couture Festival.
"They are practising hard together and are beginning to gel as a band."
The pans, owned by Gloucestershire Music Service, were previously lying unused at Tewkesbury School.
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