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David Attenborough Is Teaching Kids Geography

Ciara Sheppard

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David Attenborough Is Teaching Kids Geography

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Geography was rarely anyone's favourite subject in school, but we think we might have felt a bit differently if it was David Attenborough teaching us.

Well today's primary school students are in luck, as the Planet Earth host will be sharing teaching inspiring and engaging geography lessons to 5-11 year olds this week on BBC Bitesize!

On Wednesday 16th June, five to seven-year-old's will be given a "whistle-stop tour" of all seven continents and what makes them so unique - something the 94-year-old presenter knows a lot about, given his most recent BBC nature show Seven Worlds, One Planet which was all about the continents.

The same day, the national treasure will be dishing out knowledge on the equator for seven to nine-year-old's, and he'll be teaching a third lesson on the importance of maps to explore their surroundings to students aged nine to 11.

Then on Friday 18th June, Sir David will be teaching three more lessons to the different age brackets of students - on migration of the ocean's sea creatures, weather patterns in the oceans and the ocean's currents, weather and fish, respectively.

Finally, later in the month (30th June), the students will be getting more lessons from Sir David on dinosaurs and fossils as part BBC Bitesize Science Week.

We'd jump at the chance to have this legend teach us Geography as kids! (Credit: BBC)
We'd jump at the chance to have this legend teach us Geography as kids! (Credit: BBC)

The legend joins a whole host of celebrities to join the BBC's new home schooling learning programme, including Brian Cox who has been teaching kids about science; EastEnders icon Danny Dyer, who is teaching history; and Manchester City player Sergio Aguero who is teaching Spanish.

Commenting on joining the BBC's virtual school, Sir David Attenborough said: "I am delighted to be teaching primary school children across the country about the things I am passionate about. I hope children will learn something new about animals, oceans and dinosaurs, and feel inspired by my BBC Bitesize lessons."

It comes as schools across the country welcomes back reception, year one and year six pupils this month where it has been possible to accommodate classrooms with 15 pupils or less.

Reception, year one and year six pupils have bene welcomed back to school this week (Credit: PA)
Reception, year one and year six pupils have bene welcomed back to school this week (Credit: PA)

While schools that are able are expected to welcome back more year groups in the coming weeks, plans to have all primary school students back before the end of summer have been shelved by the government.

Since pupils were ordered to study from home on March 23rd in line with the government's lockdown, parents across the country have been taking on the tricky world of homeschooling using online and printable learning resources.

Sir David Attenborough's BBC Bitesize Daily Primary lessons can be accessed via BBC iPlayer and Red Button from 9am on 16th June.

There aren't any rules about fully grown adults tuning into Dave's lessons, are there?

Topics: Life News, david attenborough, Life

Ciara Sheppard
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