David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

An issue that I am extremely passionate about as an educator is how we can be more sustainble to ensure the longeviety of our planet. I also absolutely love David Attenborough and have probably watched every documentary that he has every narrated… Planet Earth, Frozen World, Greatest Migrations…

I was super excited to hear that his latest documentary was going to be aired on Netflix and literally counted down the days until it’s release (04th October 2020). Needeless to say I have already created a worksheet to accompany the film for my Social Studies classes!

This film is such a powerful reminder of the impact, both positive and negative, that the human race have had, and continue to have, on our planet. Our natural world is paramount to our survival and yet we are destroying it. As an educator, I am extremely passionate about educating our young people on the issues that are going to affect them in the future. Film can be a catalyst for change and by sharing and enaging with this medium we can have the power to make a difference.


Taken from Attenborough Film

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

In his 94 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

Honest, revealing and urgent, DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.

Created by award-winning natural history filmmakers Silverback Films and global conservation organisation WWF, the film is Directed by Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes and Keith Scholey and Executive Produced by Colin Butfield.

Celebrated British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has a broadcasting career spanning over six decades. He has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and bringing the wonders of the living world to audiences worldwide through groundbreaking natural history series. His work includes: Life on Earth, Planet Earth and more recently the Netflix original documentary series Our Planet.

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