Home learning in Scotland: How to access the new BBC resources for lockdown learners on offer
The educational programmes will be on week days and will last till around 11.30 am- 12 pm most days.
Bitesize Scotland programmes and old episodes of ‘Authors Live’ which consists of children’s and young adult’s authors speaking about their novels, will be broadcast on the Scottish channel.
There will also be ‘Stories in Scots’ available via the BBC Scotland website and via BBC Sounds which include Greek myths spoken in Scots dialect and a re-telling of Robert Burns’ infamous Tam O'Shanter for modern young Scots.
The news comes as homeschooling begins again for most pupils across Scotland this morning as the tighter lockdown measures prevent many children from returning to classrooms. The children of key workers will still be able to attend schools and nurseries throughout the new lockdown.
Education Secretary John Swinney said that new guidance will require schools to have live interaction with pupils daily.
In a TV interview, Mr Swinney said: "Last June we launched the national e-learning off and as a result of collaboration between the government, local authorities and Education Scotland we have a range of online learning facilities available to deliver live lessons and recorded lessons and there is tutorial support for pupils in the senior phase.”