PLANS for a hunting group to visit a Colwall school were postponed after anger on social media.

The Leadon Vale Basset Hounds group was due to visit the Elms School today, drawing ire from anti-hunt protesters.

A school spokesman said: "The meet is an annual event when the Leadon Vale Basset Hounds visit the Elms School for a trail and so that the children can learn about what is an entirely legal countryside activity, using a synthetic scent for the dogs to follow.

"We also use this as an opportunity to educate the children about hunting and the polarising debate around the issue, allowing them to make informed decisions.

"On this occasion we postponed today's event following adverse posting on social media that gave rise to some concerns about the safety of the children."