On 8th May 2016 Sir David Attenborough, renowned naturalist and prolific wild life programme producer and presenter, celebrated his 90th birthday. David has captivated, enchanted and charmed people for 70 years with his dulcet tones and unique presentational skills to become a popular, respected and much-loved personality. He is still working - a truly inspirational person!
This resource is an informative, fully editable, 90 slide PowerPoint presentation on David’s life and achievements. It is an ideal resource for Biology Week and Earth Day. This resource focuses on:
His birthdate, birthplace and parentage
His family – siblings and children
His wildlife and natural science programmes
His favourite and most memorable moments in filming and producing programmes
The risks David has taken – abseiling down a tree in the rain-forest, being attacked by military ants in Africa
Plants and animals named after David
His major achievements – BAFTA, knighthood
His patronage of Charities and organisations
His commentary on Adele – the singer
There are several hyperlinks in the PowerPoint to short clips of his documentaries including Zoo Quest, the lyrebird, the bird of paradise, the penguins, the whale, the lost tribe, the lyre bird, the gorillas of Rwanda and his commentary on Adele.
A slightly shorter, simple text version of this presentation, more suitable for younger / SEN pupils is also available:
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