A class of their own: The family with 11 children who turned to home schooling
With 11 children in the house, Debbie and Steve Shepherd could be forgiven for packing their brood off to school each morning with a sigh of relief.
But as lessons start each morning, time off is the last thing on their mind.
For the Shepherds don't believe in school - at least in the conventional sense - and educate their children at home.
Mrs Shepherd, 43, who is eight months pregnant, said: "People are amazed when they discover not only that we have 11 children but that we educate them all at home.
This family is a good example of homeschooling even with significant financial constraints.
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