As Seen on TV!
Our new Virtually Off the Page workshops caught the attention of BBC Look East!
Off the Page featured in the 19th October 2020 broadcast of BBC Look East (West).
Off the Page was included as one of two Cambridgeshire businesses that altered business models due to coronavirus. We were pleased to talk about the creation of our new Virtually Off the Page workshops as an alternative to our in-school days.
The TV crew spent about two hours at our Cambridge workshop filming interviews and discussing how coronavirus affected our business.
“When March 20th happened and that was our last day in schools before national lockdown, we got to a point that we had no idea when we’d be allowed in schools again”, Managing Director David Lyness told BBC Look East. “If we didn’t adapt, we would not have enough income to survive.”
Adapting to change
Fortunately the company created a new virtual offering: Virtually Off the Page. The nine virtual workshops mix hands-on learning with a prerecorded video that can be viewed in classrooms. The new workshops are “Covid-secure” and expand the company’s offerings throughout the UK.
“Now we’ve got something we can offer as well as going into school, but we can also send it to as far afield as the post takes us,” teacher Sue Langley told BBC Look East.
Regrettably the story is no longer viewable on the Look East website. We were thankful, however, to be on television and share our story.