Fifteen girls aged from11 to 13 took part in a trip with the aim of looking at geographical and geological features along the river Otter from Ottery St Mary to Budleigh Salterton. English teacher, Sue Diggins, explained that the pupils had been studying Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his poetry and Geography teacher, Di Forbes, used the field trip to consolidate the pupils’ knowledge.
The St Margaret’s trip included a visit to the mill at Otterton where the pupils studied human impact on the land and river and inspected the salmon ladder. The group then examined the mouth of the river Otter, at Budleigh Salterton, especially the salt marshes, before going to the town.
The visit to Fairlynch made an enjoyable end to the trip said Mrs Diggins. The pupils filled in the museum quiz and had fun in the interactive room where the costumes can be tried on.