Dartmoor clag descends on school trip

MIST, fog and wind? It must be Year 9’s trip to Dartmoor!

Last week 180 Year 9 geography pupils from the Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis went to Dartmoor to experience the moor in all its moods and to find out whether it would make a suitable location for a wind farm.

During the day, the students got to see and experience the open moor as well as visit a popular ‘honey-pot’ site, and the Highland Moorland centre in Princetown.

Mr Loveland, head of geography, said: “A heavy mist soon developed into a thick fog or ‘clag’ and visibility was at a minimum.

“In the afternoon a couple of groups could not even reach a local tor as a result of not being able to see more than 20 metres in front of them.

“However, the year group were fantastic and despite the lack of views they all experienced what makes our local upland area special.

“A big thank you to all staff and sixth formers who supported the trip and ensured no students were left on the moor!

“Now our attention is turning to our next trip when, with the history department, 30 students will be visiting Naples in Italy to experience Vesuvius and Pompeii. It is sure to be a fantastic few days!”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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