STAFF at Ellesmere College have received a royal commendation for the work undertaken in teaching students throughout lockdown.

Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, sent the hand-written letter to the school thanking the staff for their 'continued contribution' to the county throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Throughout the various periods of lockdown, teachers have been able to seamlessly transition to teaching classes online, allowing all year groups to stay connected.

In response to receiving the letter, a spokesman for Ellesmere College thanked the Lord-Lieutenant for her praise and congratulated the teachers at the school.

They said: "What a wonderful surprise and an honour to be recognised by the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire – Mrs Anna Turner – for the commitment to teaching over the period of the pandemic by our teaching staff here at Ellesmere College.

"During the last term before the Summer holiday, all our students were seamlessly transitioned to online and virtual learning platforms across all years – allowing them to stay up-to-date with their course work, learning and staying connected through those challenges and unusual times.

"Thank you to everyone at Ellesmere who supported this and made it happen."