David Attenborough will be giving online geography lessons to kids stuck at home, as he helps BBC Bitesize Daily to provide hundreds of lessons in a variety of topics.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, kids across the world have been forced to adapt to doing schoolwork at home and finding new ways to learn.
Thankfully, Sir David Attenborough has stepped in, offering kids the chance to learn about oceans, mapping the world, and why animals look the way they do. Like many celebrities, the veteran broadcaster has offered to be a virtual teacher during these uncertain times.
As of today, the BBC is launching the biggest education program in its history through Bitesize Daily. Having collaborated with teachers and education specialists, the BBC has managed to compile a 14-week curriculum for youngsters to use across the UK. Astoundingly, the program was put together in just four weeks.
The lessons will feature over 200 teacher and celebrities, with Manchester City footballer Sergio Aguero teaching the nation’s kids how to count to ten in Spanish. Alongside him, award-winning popstars Mabel and Liam Payne will be teaching music and reading to secondary school kids. Professor Brian Cox Will also be delivering lessons in science topics such as force and gravity.
Meanwhile, Danny Dyer will be giving the nation’s Key Stage One kids lessons in history, telling them all about Henry VIII.
Director of BBC Children’s and Education, Alice Webb has said in a statement: “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.”
From 9 am BST every weekday, the teachers will be providing daily lessons on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.