CHILDREN have received a boost towards their musical studies - and could soon receive worldwide recognition.

Bellan House, the preparatory department of Oswestry School, has received 25 recorders from suppliers Barnes & Mullins.

Bruce Perrin, managing director of the Oswestry firm, presented the instruments to the school's recorder group and a photographer took pictures of the children for possible inclusion in a calendar by manufacturer AULOS, for which Barnes & Mullins are the UK supplier.

A school spokesman said: "Each month of the year of the calendar will feature children from schools in different countries playing recorders and Bruce was asked to locate a school that would be willing to provide a photograph of a music group of pupils playing the recorder.

"If chosen, the photograph will be distributed worldwide. The pictures will be sent to the Tokyo headquarters and photographs for the calendar will be chosen then."

As a reward for taking part AULOS donated 20 descant recorders, three trebles and two tenors worth hundreds of pounds.