Sue Radford has shared a snap of her homeschooling station for nine of her youngest kids
Sue Radford has shared a snap of her homeschooling station for nine of her youngest kids

Mum-of-21’s hectic homeschooling photo

Homeschooling can be a daunting task, especially when you have 21 children.

Sue Radford, who is mum to Britain's biggest family, has been faced with distance learning like many parents during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sue, 44, from Morecambe, Lancs, who is currently expecting her 22nd child, shared a snap of her very organised work station for nine of her younger children, The Sun reports.

 

James, 16, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, 9, Oscar, 8, Casper, 7, and Hallie, 4, are all distance learning from the Radford family home.

Taking to her Instagram account, the busy mum, who is now 35 weeks pregnant, posted a photo of her children hard at work.

"Day one of homeschooling there probably won't be a day two," she joked.

Fellow parents were quick to offer her sympathy as they attempt to homeschool their own kids.

"I thought I had it bad with 3!!! Good luck!!!!!" one person commented.

"Wow! Take my hat off to you! I have 4 and it's something," another added.

"Wowsers, you've done well!" commented a third.

Ms Radford and her family are in isolation due to fears over the coronavirus.

 

The Radfords are Britain's largest family. Picture: Instagram
The Radfords are Britain's largest family. Picture: Instagram

 

The expectant mum was due to be induced in just a few weeks but is concerned she may have to delay her planned birth.

"For the past kind of, I would say, since the middle of last week, I was thinking do I still go for my induction in the middle of next week's time," she said on Instagram.

"I don't know what to do for the best really? Do I cancel it? It's not the end of the world if I cancel it.

"I might postpone it for another week, I'll see."

The Radfords are Britain's biggest family, with Noel and Sue parents to Chris, 30, Sophie, 26, Chloe, 24, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 19, Millie, 18, Katie, 17, James, 16, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, 9, Oscar, 8, Casper, 7, Hallie, 4, Phoebe, 3, Archie, 2, and Bonnie, 1.

The couple famously don’t claim any benefits apart from child benefit and rely on Noel’s bakery business to make ends meet. Picture: Instagram
The couple famously don’t claim any benefits apart from child benefit and rely on Noel’s bakery business to make ends meet. Picture: Instagram

 

Sadly, the couple's 17th child Alfie was stillborn on July 6, 2014.

They also have three grandchildren - who are Sophie's kids - Daisy, 6, Ayprill, 4, and Leo, 2.

Millie is also expecting a baby.

The couple famously don't claim any benefits apart from child benefit and rely on Noel's bakery business to make ends meet.

In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said schools would remain open; except in Victoria where schools are beginning Easter holidays early today.

"I do not want to see our children lose an entire year of their education. This is very serious. If you are a four-year-old child at preschool, you do not get your year back. You only get it once," he said on Sunday.

"Early childhood education is incredibly important. As are all the years of school education. And we want to ensure keeping Australia running means ensuring we can keep up to the mark with our children's education as best as we can and where there is health advice - which there is - you can get to school and you can be taught, then it is important that we do that for as long as possible, except where health circumstances would change that arrangement."

However many schools have introduced digitial learning which involves staying at home and parents assistance.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

Originally published as Mum-of-21's hectic homeschooling photo

The mum-of-21 is currently pregnant with her 22nd baby. Picture: Instagram
The mum-of-21 is currently pregnant with her 22nd baby. Picture: Instagram
Sue Radford has shared a snap of her homeschooling station for nine of her youngest kids. Picture: Instagram
Sue Radford has shared a snap of her homeschooling station for nine of her youngest kids. Picture: Instagram


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