In response to UK Covid closure, BBC extends education broadcasts


To ensure that all children have access to curriculum-based learning without the Internet, CBBC broadcasts

The BBC’s education program for children is being greatly expanded in response to the recent school closures in the UK that will continue for the near future.

The BBC said the biggest education deal in its history seeks to ensure that all children have access to curriculum-based learning without the Internet, despite fears that significant numbers of children are missing out without access to remote learning.

The CBBC channel, which targets children between the ages of 7 and 16, will air a three-hour programming block every weekday from 9 a.m. for primary school students. Monday begins.

BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Regular are included in the curriculum, as well as Our School and Celebrity Supply Instructor and older programs such as Terrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.

The broadcaster said BBC Two would have services that support the GCSE curriculum for secondary school students, with at least two hours of content per weekday.

The content will be modeled on high school programs created for Bitesize Daily, the summer term service of the BBC, and will be complemented by Shakespeare, adaptations of classical drama, and science, history and other topics.

“Ensuring that children across the UK have the opportunity to continue to follow the relevant core elements of their country’s school curriculum has been a key priority for the BBC over the past year,” said Tim Davie, the BBC’s director general.

“Education is absolutely vital – the BBC is here to play its part and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring this to audiences so quickly.”
In a statement from the broadcaster, Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Entertainment, Media and Sport, said that the new programming will be “a lifeline for parents.”

He said, “The BBC has helped the nation through some of the most difficult moments of the last century, and in the coming weeks it will help our children learn while we stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”


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