BBC Home Schooling


Just 4-weeks into the schools shutting, the Beeb has come up trumps with a 14-week long programme of online lessons for the summer term to help parents with home schooling stresses.

And this is no ordinary faculty of staff….

Get set to say “¡Hola!” to your new Spanish teacher – footballing hero Sergio Aguero.

He’s joined on the bill by David Attenborough who will be teaching us all about mapping the world and why animals look like they do, Brian Cox will be delivering science lessons on the solar system, gravity and force – and they will be rubbing elbow patches in the staff room with Danny Dyer, as descendent of King Edward III, he is of course the natural choice for teaching history.

Learners can also expect appearances from Brit winner Mabel, Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker, Oti Mabuse of Strictly Come Dancing, former One Direction star Liam Payne, Mary Beard,Gillian Anderson, Ray Winstone.

Alice Webb, the director of BBC children’s services told the Guardian: “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.

“We said the BBC would be there for people through this crisis, and we meant it. It’s vital that every child is able to continue learning – and the lessons we’re putting on will make sure they have fun at the same time.”


The lineup may be starry but the intent is serious: to provide a comprehensive package for school pupils of all ages, in support of the online lessons that schools are already providing to their students.

The celebrities will be supported in their efforts by 200 “real” teachers, both on and off screen. The entire programme has been developed over the last four weeks with education professionals.

BBC Bitesize Daily will deliver lessons across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, the BBC Bitesize website and app and BBC Sounds. In addition, BBC Four will devote a block of programming each weekday evening to shows that support GCSE and A-level studies.

Read more on The Guardian

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