As millions of parents and young people adjust to home schooling and learning, we sign up to the BBC’s biggest push on education in its history.
BBC Bitesize Daily is the BBC’s enhanced educational offering designed to support the curriculum and educational needs of children across the nation during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Over 14 weeks, it will broadcast daily programmes to help guide parents and children through their learning day; daily online lessons for all age groups; and content such as videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles to bring core subjects to life.
We are providing several resources as part of the programme to help young people unlock Shakespeare’s language, themes, characters and plots.
Other big name partners the Premier League and Puffin Books are also on board as well as some of the country’s best teachers and household names like CBBC and Strictly favourite, Karim Zeroul and Strictly’s Oti Mabuse.
Starting on 20 April, which would have been the start of the summer term for most children, the service will complement what schools are providing remotely as well as provide standalone resources.
Our Bitesize contributions will be in addition to the six RSC plays that will be broadcast by the BBC as part of its Culture in Quarantine programme. The plays, which have all been chosen to link into the curriculum, include: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado about Nothing, Othello and Hamlet. We are also developing supporting resources, including activity toolkits for students of all ages to use around each production.