Lincoln Today, Lincolnshire, U.K., 13 April 2007, Homeschooling for family of 11Steve and four of the children form a Celtic folk-rock group called Remnant and the whole family is soon to embark on a three-month tour of America performing their music.
The Shepherds have a classroom on the ground floor of their home for use by the entire family. The bulk of the formal education of the children generally takes place in the mornings, but home-schooling means they can work to a less formal structure.
Steve said: “We decided that rather than putting pressure on them, the most important part of their education was their character and who they are as people.
“They do subjects like English and maths but any other subjects we’ve tailored towards what they’re interested in. It tends to produce a better learning environment for them.”
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