BBC Prime today announced the launch of a new daytime slot, Schools TV, developed as a support for primary school teachers, offering a range of topics from English language learning to science and nature.
Launching on 04.04.05, Schools TV will broadcast every weekday throughout the year (except during key holiday periods) on BBC Prime from 11:00 to 12noon CET. Each day will offer English language learning programmes plus additional programming from a different subject. Schools TV will be primarily aimed at 6-13 year olds.
Announcing the new Schools TV slot, BBC Prime Head of Programming, David Weiland, said: "The fact that BBC Prime broadcasts in original English has made it a favourite with viewers wanting to improve their English while watching the best of British entertainment television. BBC Prime's new children’s education slot, Schools TV, brings this a step further as English language learning becomes a priority for parents across Europe.
"Schools TV also provides a regular slot for high quality BBC children’s education programming that teachers and children can use in the classroom," continued Weiland.
BBC Prime is endorsed by Ministries of Education across Europe for it value in contributing to English language learning through original BBC entertainment programming.
In France, high schools use BBC Prime to support English language classes, while in Hungary and the Netherlands, BBC Prime works with Education Ministries to sponsor National Young English Speaker competitions.
Schools TV scheduling details (11:00 - 12:00 CET):
Learning English + Languages other than English
Learning English + Science and Nature
Learning English + Literacy
Learning English + Numeric skills
Learning English + Humanities