BBC Learning Campaigns

BBC micro:bit

BBC Learning delivers curriculum linked programming through BBC Teach and Live Lessons, addressing societal and educational deficits within the UK by acting as a leader of strategic partnerships aimed at effecting tangible change. Our campaigns include:

In 2016 the BBC and its partners designed, manufactured and distributed up to 1 million BBC micro:bits free to every pupil in Year 7 in England and Wales, S1 in Scotland and Year 8 Northern Ireland. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology. To ensure a long lasting legacy for this campaign we are supporting the micro:bit foundation by creating inspirational content for teachers and students using BBC brands.

Super Movers  is a partnership between the BBC and the Premier League and provides teachers with free, fun, curriculum-linked video resources to inspire children to learn while they move. Super Movers can be used at home with a range of videos and games designed to get children and grown-ups moving together in their living rooms, so parents as well as teachers can join in the fun.

BBC Terrific Scientific is a bold, ambitious science campaign to inspire 9-11 year-old primary school pupils and their teachers through exciting, innovative and accessible mass-participation scientific investigations. Terrific Scientific Do It Yourself complements the classroom campaign by encouraging families to get hands on with science during the school holidays.

Radio 1 Academy saw us join forces with Hull’s City of Culture to take up residency in Hull for 2017 to inspire local students to take the next step in creative careers. A series of special events, local engagement and face-to-face activities in the area culminated in a packed week of live radio shows, gigs, masterclasses and Q&As. Inspiring career-focussed sessions went hand in hand with unique opportunities for young people to produce their own online, on air and live content.

The Mind Set is the UK’s first national peer-to-peer coaching network for GCSE and National students exploring exam stress via 12 student coaches who have been there and done it.

BBC Ten Pieces is unlocking the creative potential of young people through classical music and providing unique opportunities for children and young people to produce creative responses to classical music.


Visit the general learning commissioning page to watch our videos about the latest learning theories and top tips for content makers. Want to know more about pitching? Visit the Pitching and procurement page to find out how to work with the BBC or email the relevant product contacts listed on the right. Alternately visit the TV and Radio online page for online editorial ideas. 

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