Three million kids go back to school with BBC’s Bitesize Daily

Education is one of the core pillars of the BBC so to see families across the UK engaging with the new content in such huge numbers is wonderful.Alice Webb
Date: 21.04.2020     Last updated: 21.04.2020 at 11.35
Children and parents turned to the BBC in record numbers for lockdown learning yesterday as three million children took BBC Bitesize Daily lessons on its first day.

The previous record for the Bitesize website was 1.3m on the first day of school closures last month (March 23).

Top lessons accessed online included Year 3 English, Year 5 English and Maths and Year 7 Maths.

Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s and Education, says: “Education is one of the core pillars of the BBC so to see families across the UK engaging with the new content in such huge numbers is wonderful. We’ve had so much positive feedback from parents and teachers alike already and there’s still much more to come!”

BBC Bitesize Daily is delivering a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, with curriculum relevant offers across the UK. Together, this comprehensive package is aimed at minimising disruption to children’s education and providing rhythm and routine in these challenging times.

Stars such as Sir David Attenborough, Prof Brian Cox, Danny Dyer and Jodie Whittaker have all signed up to the initiative to deliver lessons to children.

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