Tributes have been paid to an "inspirational" teacher who died in a crash in the Cotswolds.

Moyra Whelan died in hospital after a four-vehicle collision on the B4425 at Riversmeet North neard Aldsworth last Friday.

The 35-year-old has been described as an inspirational teacher and fun-loving friend who enjoyed life to the full.

A statement from Moyra's loved ones released by Gloucestershire Constabulary read: "We are all mourning the passing of our beloved daughter and sister Moyra Whelan. She was the second youngest of seven siblings and lived in East London.

"Moyra was 35 years old and the head of history at Woodbridge High School in Woodford, London. Moyra loved her job and the children loved her back. 

"She was an inspirational teacher, a straight talking, fun loving friend to many and the sunshine of our family. She enjoyed life to the full and was on her way to a wedding of one of her school friends when tragedy struck."

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Cotswold Journal: Moyra Whelan died following a crash on the B4425 last FridayMoyra Whelan died following a crash on the B4425 last Friday (Image: Gloucestershire Constabulary)

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Steven Hogan, Headteacher of Woodbridge High School, added: "This is the most terrible and tragic loss to our school.

"Ms Whelan was an amazing history teacher and head of department. Her classroom was a superb place to be, buzzing with energy.

"So many students have benefited from her wisdom, knowledge and expertise."