Ladies in Pigs go digital to educate children during coronavirus lockdown

Ladies in Pigs (LIPs) are making their learning resources available on social media and their website during the coronavirus lockdown, replacing the regular visits to schools.

LIPS chilldren resourcesThe team have uploaded a first batch of worksheets and activities to their website and will be updating and adding to this over the next few weeks. All the activities are mapped to the curriculum for each age group of primary age children and there will be some projects set out for GCSE/BTec age students soon.

LIPs chairwoman Debbie Wilson said: “It is vitally important that we stay visible to the general public during this very difficult time, and that we share our resources with parents/carers/teachers so that children can learn whilst having fun. It will definitely help to stop the boredom and frustration of being shut in at home for weeks on end.”

She is also encouraging LIPs members to contact her if they can distribute the new LIPs recipe booklet to their local butchers or other outlets that are still open during the crisis. There is also a plan upload a library of ‘how to videos to help inspire people with the new 2020 recipes. These will be available on social media, the website and YouTube.

LIPs recipe front cover“We are ensuring that during this crisis, we are keeping going and then when we come out of the other side, we are ready and raring to start visiting events and schools once again!”

She is urging everyone in the industry to help out by sharing, liking, commenting on their work online and sharing the details of where to find the resources with anyone you know. The resources are being shared on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and the LIPs website.

The easiest way to find it is to type ‘ladiesinpigs’ into the search bar.

“Now, more than ever, the consumers of Britain need to know about the amazing work that the farmers of this country do, and how hard they are working to keep our food chain going,” Debbie said.

“Our members who are directly involved in pork production in Britain are working around the clock to ensure that standards are upheld and that the produce is available across all sectors of Red Tractor assurance, including all food produce.”

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