Sir Elton John stuns Telford students with video message praising their cover song

Sir Elton John surprised students by sending them a personal video message to praise their cover of his classic track 'I'm Still Standing'. Credit: Telford Priory School

Legendary pop star, Sir Elton John, surprised students at a school in Telford by sending them a personal video message to praise their cover of his classic track 'I'm Still Standing'.

The pupils from Telford Priory School recorded the track during lockdown, using the video messaging app, Zoom. Their teacher, Ben Millington said that he received an email from Sir Elton shortly after the video was posted online.

The rock legend then recorded a personal video message for the students, describing how he was "blown away" by their version of the song and "absolutely loved it".

He has also promised to welcome the pupils to one of his gigs when he performs in the country after the coronavirus crisis is over.