LUDLOW School is working with a voluntary group in the town to supply laptops to students that are working from home.

Head teacher Paula Hearle said that so far 50 laptops have been distributed so far from from the school as part of a provision from the Department for Education.

But there are some students that are not eligible under the criteria set by Government.

The charity HandsTogetherLudlow has taken unwanted laptops from members of the public, wiped them of all information, and then provided them for families that need laptops but do not meet the DfE eligibility criteria.

Distance learning has become the normal way of working for many students for most of the past year and with no return before March 8 at the earliest it will continue to the the main way of teaching.

The scheme in Ludlow to provide laptops is one of a number.

In Cleobury Mortimer the Lacon Childe School is working with a local computer business Blisstech Solutions to provide refurbished laptops that have been donated by members of the public.

The machines are wiped of all data that is disposed of securely before made ready for use.