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A Life On Our Planet: Live learning opportunities for primary schools

Produced by Silverback Films and WWF, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet shares Sir David Attenborough’s greatest story yet – his witness statement for the natural world and vision for the future.

Join us for a programme of live events throughout April - June as we explore the film and its themes. There are opportunities for UK primary school students to watch parts of the film, participate in live lessons, and take part in our Future Visions challenge.

Sir David Attenborough in in Chernobyl, Ukraine

Four ways to take part

We're hosting a series of live learning opportunities for UK primary schools throughout April - June, so there are plenty of engaging ways to explore A Life on Our Planet.

Register your school

Please note these events are for UK school groups only. Register your class for one or more events of your choosing. You will be sent your Zoom event invitation (one per event) closer to the time, as well as reminders. These event links may be shared with students if they are learning from home. Please read our T&Cs for more information.

Live learning opportunities

What online learning events are you interested in attending?

Live talks: select your date and time

Join WWF and STEM Learning to watch parts of the recent David Attenborough film ‘David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet’. Please select the Live Talk events that you would like to attend. You will receive a Zoom link for your selected events closer to the time.

Live Talks

Educator webinars

If you'd like to participate in our upcoming webinars, please choose from the events listed below. Details will be sent to you prior to the event itself. These webinars are teachers only.

Take the Future Visions Challenge

After attending one of our live talks or live lessons why not take part in our Future Visions Challenge? We want pupils to draw (or create in other ways) their vision for a sustainable future where humans can live alongside nature in harmony.

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Further event information

Register for a Live Talk: A Life On Our Planet

Selected dates available throughout April and May 2021

Join WWF and STEM Learning to watch parts of the recent David Attenborough film ‘David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet’. We will be running four sessions on Thursday mornings covering rainforests and deforestation, oceans and fishing, farming and food as well as solutions to tackling these global issues. Classes will have the chance to take part in our biome quizzes and hear from STEM Ambassadors who work in science and technology jobs relating to climate change, wildlife conservation and sustainability. Curriculum links include:

  • England: Science: Living things and their habitats, Animals including humans. Geography: Human and Physical geography
  • Scotland: Sciences: Planet Earth; Biodiversity and interdependence; Topical Science. Social Studies: People, place and environment
  • Northern Ireland: The World Around Us: Interdependence; Place; Change over time
  • Wales: Geography: Locating places, environments and patterns; Understanding places, environments and processes. Science: Interdependence of organisms

Register your school

Sign up for a free live lesson

Selected dates available throughout April - June 2021

Register for one of our online live lessons to hear from a WWF educator on the life of David Attenborough, the changes he’s witnessed on our planet over the last 100 years and some of the solutions and changes we can all make to help tackle global issues such as deforestation and climate change. These lessons are available for Key Stage 2 (2nd Level) classes via Zoom or MS Teams and last approximately 30 mins including time for student questions. 

Register your school

Take the Future Visions Challenge

After attending one of our live talks or live lessons why not take part in our Future Visions Challenge? We want pupils to draw (or create in other ways) their vision for a sustainable future where humans can live alongside nature in harmony. Send in your class’s Future Visions to education@wwf.org.uk and join our Live Talk on 10 June to find out our winning entries.

Take the challenge

Join our Educator Webinars

Open to all educators and teachers, these sessions offer a chance to learn more about how to embed our programme into your curriculum.

  • A Life On Our Planet, Wed 21 April @ 4.30pm: Join WWF-UK for an engaging webinar (30min) to discover how you can use David Attenborough’s powerful film to enhance subject teaching, build understanding of the climate crisis, and drive positive action for sustainability in your school and beyond.

  • Planning school action for sustainability, Wed 26 May @ 4.30pm: This interactive webinar (45 min) will equip you to organise and run an action planning workshop with students and staff, and take the first steps towards embedding a whole school approach to sustainability.

Register your school

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