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. 

Rhianna Pratchett and Andy Robertson in conversation

Watch video game writer Rhianna Pratchett and journalist Andy Robertson discuss Rhianna's career in the industry and learn how playing video games can help improve your reading and writing skills.

This week's challenges

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    Write your own video game (13+)

    Write your own "choose-your-own-adventure" game for your friends or family to play.
    Get started
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    Read about video games (13+)

    We challenge you to read one of these books about video games chosen by Penguin Random House.
    Download booklist
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    Learn about video games careers (13+)

    Learn all about careers in the video games industry with these insider interviews from top professionals.
    Find out more

Other resources

  • 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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    NHS literacy resources (Post 16 learners)

    A range of resources to help you develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at work.
    Get the resources
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    Explore our summer internships

    Information about this summer's Words for Work programmes (applications are now closed)`
    FInd out 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.
    Learn more
  • 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.
    Let's go
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    Get advice about relationships and wellbeing during lockdown, including how to keep yourself mentally healthy.
    Let's go
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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.
    Let's go
  • 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.
    Let's go
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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
  • Girls in Lockdown zine

    Girls in Lockdown zine

    This zine is a collection of work by teenage girls across the UK, exploring experiences of lockdown.
    Read now
  • Dear 2020 Project

    Dear 2020 project

    Enter this writing competition for young people aged 11-25 in Lewisham. If you could speak to the year 2020, what would you say?
    Enter competition