Sir David Attenborough and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker among famous faces leading lessons in new BBC home schooling initiative

Sir David Attenborough is among a number of famous faces who will help teachers and parents around the UK with homes chooling during the coronavirus pandemic as part of the BBC’s Bitesize Daily Lessons.

The veteran broadcaster and conservationist will be looking at geography topics including the oceans and mapping the world.

Bitesize Daily, airing on BBC iPlayer and the BBC red button, will run for 14 weeks, and is aimed at supporting learning in the home environment. It will feature six 20-minute programmes each day, aimed at different age groups, which will be presented by a host of well-known faces including Dr Who star Jodie Whittaker.

The Bitesize Daily lessons will be on the BBC’s existing Bitesize website, and there will be lessons available in the core subjects for the primary and secondary school years between year 1 and year 10. There will also be an additional weekly, age-appropriate ‘Book Club’.

The BBC unveiled plans earlier this month to support the education of “every child in the UK” and provide “rhythm and routine” for their parents.

Alice Webb, Director BBC Children’s & Education, said: “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.”

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Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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