2:15 pm, Wednesday, 6th January 2021

BBC to put lessons on TV during lockdown

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BBC TV is to help children keep up with their studies during the latest lockdown by broadcasting lessons on BBC Two and CBBC, as well as online.

“Schools have been closed to most children across the UK as part of tougher measures to control Covid-19.

“The BBC will show curriculum-based programmes on TV from Monday.

“They will include three hours of primary school programming every weekday on CBBC, and at least two hours for secondary pupils on BBC Two.

“During the first lockdown in the spring, lessons were available on iPlayer, red button and online, but not on regular TV channels.

“The move comes amid concerns that low-income families may struggle to afford data packages for their children to take part in online learning.”