SENIOR pupils at a Wee County school are learning remotely from today, Clackmannanshire Council confirmed.

All young people in S5 and S6 at Lornshill Academy are to learn remotely for at least the next two weeks, with a review of the situation due at the start of December.

A spokeswoman for Clackmannanshire Council confirmed the move to the Advertiser.

She said: “As a significant number of senior Lornshill pupils are currently self-isolating, Public Health [Scotland] has advised that all young people in S5 and S6 should participate in remote learning for at least two weeks to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“Parents and carers were informed of the decision in writing on November 17 and the situation will be reviewed with Public Health [Scotland] after two weeks on December 1.”

The move has also been highlighted on social media by both the Clacks Education Hub Twitter page as well as by Tullibody's Councillor Darren Lee.

In his social media post, Cllr Lee said: “From today, and on the advice of Public Health [Scotland], we are moving all S5 and S6 pupils at Lornshill Academy to remote learning for at least two weeks.

“This will be reviewed by the council and public health on December 1.

“This is a result of a significant number of senior Lornshill pupils currently self-isolating.”

It is understood arrangements have been made for all pupils to follow their normal timetable with teachers posting their lessons online.

They will also be available to answer questions.

Cllr Lee also highlighted parents would be kept informed of learning and work being posted.