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Sir David Attenborough To Teach Geography To The Nation’s Children, Starting Today

By Jack Saddler April 20, 2020

Evidence shows that pollution may be temporarily dropping, but that can’t be said for stress levels.

For children and adults alike, this is an incredibly strenuous time for all.

So, who better to soothe the nerves and restlessness than the most calming voice of Britain? Yep, nobody fits this task like national treasure, Sir David Attenborough.

Sir David is about to begin a new BBC education initiative whereby he explains several topics to children. Starting today, April 20, kids can learn about oceans, animals and more from master David Attenborough himself. A Planet Earth workshop of sorts.

Other celebrities—including Sergio Aguero teaching Spanish, Brian Cox on the solar system, and Danny Dyer providing history classes on King Henry VIII—will also air as part of the series. But no one will be quite as zen as Sir David Attenborough, we’re certain of it.

Six 20-minute episodes will air every day, and include classes for different age groups. Lessons can be found on BBC Bitesize Daily on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

“We’re proud that the BBC can bring together so many people to offer such a wide-ranging package of support to help children and parents right across the UK at such a challenging time” said Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s & Education.

“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.”

The scheme comes at a time where there is still no set date for the re-opening of schools. This BBC initiative will hopefully be a fun and educational way to mix up the lockdown routine for Britain’s families.