Rokeby Primary School helps save the bacon of little piggy

Pictured: Lois Back (Year 3 Teaching Assistant), Rasher, Julia Hopkin (Year 3 Teaching Assistant),Noel Monahan (Manager - Nicholls Building & Plumbing Supplies), Mark Daysh (Showroom Supervisor - Nicholls Building & Plumbing Supplies) and Year 3 pupils..

Pictured: Lois Back (Year 3 Teaching Assistant), Rasher, Julia Hopkin (Year 3 Teaching Assistant),Noel Monahan (Manager - Nicholls Building & Plumbing Supplies), Mark Daysh (Showroom Supervisor - Nicholls Building & Plumbing Supplies) and Year 3 pupils..

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KIND-HEARTED staff at a Rugby school rescued a pot- bellied pig who was set for the chop.

It’s all thanks to Rokeby Primary School teaching assistant Lois Back that Rasher’s bacon has been saved.

She said: “Rasher was abandoned and lived on a sheep farm near Coventry.

“He couldn’t stay there and was going to be put down so I spoke to the headteacher and she agreed we could take him in.”

There was one problem - the poor pig had nowhere to live at the Anderson Avenue school.

“We contacted John Nicholls building merchants in Rugby and they came to the rescue,” added Lois.

“They provided all the fencing free of charge. It was such a nice thing to do because their premises were vandalised recently and a lot of damaged was caused, but they still found it in their hearts to help us.”

She said they couldn’t have kept Rasher, named by Lois, if it wasn’t for the business’s help.

“He was a pale, grumpy pig with very dry skin when he came to us,” she added.

“Now he’s plumper and happier. He loves all the fuss and he’s so handsome - we all love him.”

She is now teaching Rasher to sit.

Lois said: “We could be on Britain’s Got Talent. Watch this space!”