BBC launch enhanced online education package while schools are closed

Published: 23 April 2020

BBC launch enhanced online education package while schools are closed

Helping young people to continue learning

The BBC has today launched an enhanced online education package, including daily lessons to help ensure children and young people’s education can continue while schools are closed during the Covid-19 national emergency.

If you are a parent supporting your child’s learning at home while schools are closed, to help slow the spread of Coronavirus, you can now access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects.


These lessons, plus a range of other content, such as videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles, will be available in an expanded version of the BBC Bitesize website, plus special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Red Button on televisions.

You can also get advice on how to guide your child through their learning, and the Bitesize website will also have guides for pupils with special educational needs.


In addition, BBC Sounds is also launching separate podcasts, aimed at either primary or secondary pupils, to support everyone learning at home. The daily shows, each around 10 minutes long, will link with content on Bitesize which supports education and also your other needs.

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