PUPILS at West Buckland School have been busy celebrating the 150th anniversary of their school. More than 150 prep school children dressed up in Victorian costume to receive a visit by Queen Victoria , teacher Gwyneth Travis. The royal visitor told th

PUPILS at West Buckland School have been busy celebrating the 150th anniversary of their school.More than 150 prep school children dressed up in Victorian costume to receive a visit by "Queen Victoria", teacher Gwyneth Travis.The "royal" visitor told the gathered assembly all about her life and answered questions from the audience. Pens and pencils made way for chalk and slate as the rest of the day was spent learning the Victorian way, with times tables to be heard chanted from various classrooms.Census returns and Victorian houses were studied, while plays from the works of Charles Dickens were written and performed.The day, organised by prep school history teacher Jan Witheridge, was the first big occasion in a calendar of events arranged to mark the founding of the school in 1858.