BT is launching All Stars v Rock Stars, a new TV series that will see a squad of well-known sporting names go back to the classroom, going head-to-head with kids in a series of multiplication shoot-outs, in a bid to teach the nation maths through technology.
Launched in partnership with learning resource Times Tables Rock Stars, BT’s All Stars v Rock Stars will see famous faces from the world of sport and beyond, compete against the clock with school children to prove to their country, and themselves, that they’ve kept maths fit. Episodes will be broadcast weekly on BT Sport, and highlights will be made available through the BT Tech Tips website.
The series kicks off on Thursday 15th April at 15:00 on BT Sport 1 and features Trent Alexander-Arnold, Robbie Savage and Clare Balding taking on students from Arnot Saint Mary, St Silas and Broad Square Primary Schools in a bid to achieve rock hero status. The episode sees the Rock Stars take a 2-1 lead in the series, as both Alexander-Arnold and Balding get schooled by their young opponents, whilst BT Sport pundit Savage, who reveals he was in the top set for Maths at school, secures the first victory for the All Stars.
The season continues with a squad of football favourites, including Alexander Arnold’s Liverpool teammate, Andy Robertson, as well as BT Sport presenters Karen Carney, Reshmin Chowdhury and Peter Crouch, together with a host of other household names.
Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com) is an app and online learning platform, available for schools and families, that helps children learn their times tables and increases their confidence and proficiency in maths. BT’s collaboration with Times Tables Rock Stars reinforces its commitment to its Tech Tips campaign which launched in April 2020, which aimed to help the nation with the digital skills required to get through the pandemic. During the campaign, 5.76 million people across the UK did or learnt something because of watching the series of tech tutorials. The programme forms part of BT Skills for Tomorrow, which is helping 10 million people in the UK make the most of life in the digital world. It is designed to help everyone – from school children and teachers, parents and families, businesses, and jobseekers, to older and more vulnerable people.
Complementing All Stars v Rock Stars, BT has also teamed up with Santander to create It’s A Numbers Game, a new weekly Saturday morning show which examines the unique role that maths and science play in sport, exploring range of subjects from aerodynamics to Z-Curves, covering the role of science in sport in an entertaining and educational format. The show also challenges athletes and famous faces to break a range of world records in sport.
More information on BT Tech Tips, together with additional ways to learn with tech can be found at https://www.bt.com/tech-tips
The first episode of All Stars v Rock Stars, featuring Trent Alexander-Arnold, Robbie Savage, Clare Balding will be broadcast on Wednesday 15th April on BT Sport 1 at 15:00.