TEACHERS have now turned to social media to help pupils with their work while the school is closed. More than 20 of the school’s teachers are thought to have been using Twitter to send out work and past papers for revision.

The school’s website said: “Teachers are working at home to prepare online resources and the school’s IT team is setting up a virtual learning site and e-mail addresses for the staff.

“Hopefully, staff will receive training to upload their documents to learning forums.

“We are all desperate to get back in school.”

Parent Deborah John, from Wattsville, said: “If these teachers didn’t do this, where would the kids be? The teachers need to be patted on the back, they’re trying their best.”