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 week's special guest is...

Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other, the first title in our audio book club, #BehindtheCoverClub

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This week's challenges

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    Write a book review (age 16+)

    Use our free resources to write a review of Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.
    Let's go
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    Write a sound poem (13+)

    Listen to the sounds around you and write a poem with poet and sound artist Antosh Wojcik.
    Get started
  • Women in Leadership cartoon

    Meet your mentors (16+)

    Watch five inspirational women talk about their journeys to career success and discuss the mistakes they have made along the way.
    Watch the videos

Other resources

  • CV challenge

    Send us your CV (16+)

    Send us your CV for free feedback from industry experts.
    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

Popular links

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    Lockdown 'bingo' - updated weekly

    Bust through your lockdown boredom with these weekly literacy challenges.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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