Including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two
Reacting quickly to the news of UK schools moving to remote
learning, the new offer from the BBC will ensure all children can access curriculum-based
learning, even if they don’t have access to the internet.
Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC will
see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC
Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming
such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as
Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.
BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming
to support the GCSE curriculum, with a least two hours of content each weekday.
Content will be built around Bitesize Daily secondary shows,
complemented by Shakespeare and classic drama adaptations alongside science,
history and factual titles from the BBC’s award-winning factual programming
Bitesize Daily primary and secondary will also air every day
on BBC Red Button as well as episodes being available on demand on BBC iPlayer.
Tim Davie, BBC Director General, says: “Ensuring children
across the UK have the opportunity to continue to follow the appropriate core
parts of their nation’s school curriculum has been a key priority for the BBC
throughout this past year.
“Education is absolutely vital – the BBC is here to play its part and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this to audiences so swiftly.”