Zone In


Boost your skills and beat lockdown boredom with Zone In!  This week we want you to learn two new tricks on Skills Academy, write about your lockdown life, and sign up to our new audio book club. 

This month's #BehindtheCover title is...

Ordinary People by Diana Evans, shortlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction.

‘Evans writes with great humour and insight…a deftly observed, elegiac portrayal of modern marriage, and the private - often painful - quest for identity and fulfilment in all its various guises.’ The Observer

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This week's challenges

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    Apply for our internships (15 to 19)

    Stand out from the crowd and gain experience at a top company with our virtual internship programme.
    Apply now
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    Answer our book club questions (16+)

    Answer our Behind the Cover book club questions to learn more about Diana Evans' Ordinary People.
    Sign up
  • Football

    Make a pledge to read (13+)

    Watch professional footballers make a pledge to read and write your own.
    Make the pledge

Other resources

  • LGBTQ+ pride flag

    LGBTQ+ book lists

    Explore gender, identity and love with our LGBTQ+ book lists.
    Learn more
  • Skills Academy beatbox

    Skills Academy (13+)

    Sign up to Skills Academy for how-to videos on freestyle football tricks, and beatbox and breakdancing skills.
    Learn more
  • CV challenge

    Employability resources (16+)

    Stand out with our employability resources and learn about life in various industries.
    Learn more
  • BBC comedy

    Write a comedy script (13+)

    Write your own comedy script with these tips from top comedians.
    Learn more
  • Laila Sumpton performing

    Write a lockdown poem (13+)

    Write a poem about your experience of lockdown with poet Laila Sumpton.
    Let's go
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    Anti-racism resources (13+)

    These resources will help you explore black stories, find your voice, and make sense of the news.
    Get the resources
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    #BehindtheCoverClub (16+)

    Sign up to Behind the Cover, our online book club for young women and non-binary readers.
    Sign up
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    Edit your poems (13+)

    Award-winning author Dean Atta teaches you how to edit your poems.
    Learn more

Popular links

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    Own It festival

    This week's Own it! online arts festival includes live readings, discussions, and workshops from a diverse range of authors and artists.
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  • BBC bitesize

    BBC Bitesize

    Get free daily lessons which cover all age groups. Lessons are also available on TV via the Red Button and on BBC iPlayer.
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    Get advice about relationships and wellbeing during lockdown, including how to keep yourself mentally healthy.
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    Louise Rennison National Funny Award

    A writing and performing arts competition for young people aged 11 - 18 years.
    Let's go
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    The Mix

    Whatever issues you’re facing, get help and advice from this support service for young people.
    Let's go
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    National Theatre At Home

    Watch full-length plays every week for free, ranging from Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein to Shakespeare.
    Let's go
  • BBC Teach

    BBC Teach

    Find thousands of free curriculum-linked class clips to help you keep learning at home. All arranged by subject and age group.
    Let's go
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    The Day

    Free news stories on a range of different topics.
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  • UK Youth

    UK Youth

    Use this guide to help you keep calm, stay connected, and be safe during the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Young Minds

    Get tips, advice and guidance for looking after your mental health, whatever you're dealing with, during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Let's go