The BBC has unveiled its ‘biggest push on education in its history’ with a raft of new educational shows and services that will ensure ‘every child in the UK has the opportunity to continue to follow the appropriate core parts of their nation’s school curriculum in these challenging times.’
From the start of the new term on 20th April, the new BBC Bitesize Daily service will deliver a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, ‘with curriculum relevant offers across the UK.’
BBC DG, Tony Hall said: “In these uncertain times parents look to the BBC to support them and offer education while children can’t be in school. This is the biggest education effort the BBC has ever undertaken. This comprehensive package is something only the BBC would be able to provide.
“We are proud to be there when the nation needs us, working with teachers, schools and parents to ensure children have access and support to keep their learning going – come what may.
“We have been overwhelmed by the offers of help and support in putting this provision together and are looking forward to ensuring every child can continue to learn, and have fun, through our high-quality teaching and accessible education offer.”
Bitesize Daily will be filmed in the Dock10 Match of the Day studio in Salford. Presenters will be joined by teachers and partners including the Premier League, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Puffin Books, who have also signed up to offer content and activities for both the BBC Bitesize Daily broadcast and BBC Bitesize Online with more partnerships to be announced in coming weeks.
All content will be divided into age groups. From watching the 20 min programme on BBC iPlayer or BBC Red Button relevant to the child’s age, parents will be directed to the resources available that day for that child on BBC Bitesize online. BBC Bitesize online will home a new Maths and English lesson for every child every day with more subjects to follow.
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