The BBC launched its latest educational tool, Bitesize Daily, to help support parents and students while they adapt to studying from home. This multi-platform initiative lasts for 14 weeks and offers twenty new lessons every weekday for children ages five to fourteen. These lessons air at 9:00 am BST on BBC iPlayer and Red Button; for those not living in the UK, the Bitesize Daily website includes short educational clips, practice sheets for a variety of subjects, and tips and tricks for parents on how to help teach their children. For older students looking for aid while studying for their GCSEs and A-levels, BBC Four will air an entire block of programs each weekday focused on these specialized classes.
Celebrities and icons from the entertainment, music, and sports industries alike have joined the Bitesize Daily initiative and filmed their own series of lessons which will air over the course of these fourteen weeks. Sir David Attenborough will help teach lessons about mapping the world, and understanding why animals look the way they do. The legendary footballer Sergio Aguero will give his own Spanish lessons and EastEnders actor Danny Eyer will delve into Henry VIII. Other contributors include former One Direction member, Liam Payne, Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker, and more.
In a statement about the new campaign, the Director of BBC Childrens & Education Department, Alice Webb, said, “We’re proud that the BBC can bring together so many people to offer such a wide-ranging package of support to help children and parents right across the UK at such a challenging time.” Be sure to check out Bitesize Daily’s Facebook and Twitter for updates about the program and for advice on both teaching and learning at home.
Join various educators and celebrities as they give daily lessons for kids ages 5 to 14 on BBC’s Bitesize Daily.
Never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. 💑
But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It’s @Dani_MasDyer, with a pretty fantastic plot summary! 😃
School’s off, learning’s not! 💪 pic.twitter.com/SKntvUGovh
— BBC Bitesize (@bbcbitesize) April 21, 2020