Littleham youngsters' River Otter trip

PUBLISHED: 06:30 11 October 2017

Children from Littleham Primary School on the banks of the River Otter

Children from Littleham Primary School on the banks of the River Otter

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Pupils from Littleham Primary School spent a day by the River Otter learning about the wildlife which lives there

Children from Littleham Primary School spent a day by the River Otter as part of their outdoor education.

Youngsters from year four based themselves on the banks of the River Otter to mark the start of their outdoor learning programme.

The pupils learned all about the beavers which call the river their home.

Devon Wildife Trust says there has been a population of beavers in the River Otter since 2010.

The trust was given a license in 2015 to monitor the impact of the beavers on the river’s eco system.

Littleham’s trip was arranged as part of its partnership with landowner Clinton Devon Estates.

Youngsters made dams, looked at the classification of animals and insects. They also considered ways to help look after the river and the natural environment.

Littleham Primary School teacher Sarah Padbury said the pupils proved there is ‘no better’ inspiration to write and understand scientific ideas than learning from real life experiences.

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