Brixington pupils step back 200 million years

Brixington Primary School pupils learned about the Jurassic Coast, dinosaurs and fossils during a trip to Charmouth

The youngsters were taken around Charmouth heritage centre before being taken on a warden-led search for fossils on the beach at Black Ven.

A Brixington Primary School spokeswoman said: “The excited children and their adult helpers eagerly turned rocks and stones hunting for belenmites, ammonites and crinoids.

“No-one was disappointed and everyone returned to the coach with their ancient treasures.”

The pupils were also given an exclusive tour of the centre’s aquarium - where they watched mullet being hand fed, met a 35-year-old lobster and learned about the feeding habits of starfish. They also tried their hand at creating flint and limestone Plesiosaurs on the beach.