Students from George Heriot’s School at ‘Born Free Forever’, an exhibition opening today at The Meadows in Edinburgh by international wildlife charity, Born Free, aiming to raise awareness of threats facing the lion population. Mark Runnacles/PA Wire.

School Events


Take a look what’s coming up this year!

Born Free’s educational events are free and perfect for school groups and home-educators. Get in touch with any queries or for more details ,including curriculum-links and suggested learning objectives

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Upcoming Events:

World Book Day Webinar with Michael Morpurgo

A headshot of Michael Morpurgo in a blue shirt and red jacketTo celebrate World Book Day on 7th March, we would like to invite your pupils to join Born Free, and very special guest, award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, as we hear extracts from, and learn about the inspiration behind his classic children’s book The Butterfly Lion.

Learn about the work that Born Free does to care for and protect lions, including those that have been rescued from poor captive conditions. Have your pupils’ questions answered all about lions and Michael’s life as an author.

If you would like any more information, please get in touch:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Suggested age range: UKS1 & KS2

When: 10am, Thursday 7th March 2024, run-time 45mins

Where: Zoom Webinar*


*We anticipate lots of interest in this webinar, but have limited spaces available. We therefore ask you not to share your registration link with other colleagues, as this may lock out other registered attendees. Instead we suggest classes watch the webinar together in one classroom (please let us know how many students will be in attendance when you register) or colleagues to register individual classes separately to guarantee their space.

A colourful painting of two parrotsLast chance to paint

Artist John Dyer created some amazing artwork during our interactive art webinar Paint A Rainforest.

Find out more about Last Chance To Paint here and check back soon for future webinars where you can paint along live with John.

Watch John’s Art come to life


Virginia McKenna sitting on the ground under a tree at the grave of Elsa the lionessIn Conversation with Virginia McKenna

Earlier this year our very own Dame Virginia McKenna hosted a webinar for schools.

Watch ‘In conservation with Virginia McKenna’

You can also watch previous education events on our Resources Hub.

Past Webinars

Find out more about Born Free’s regular webinars and exciting events coming up on our Events Page.


Please see our Child Protection Risk Assessment for online webinars.

Child Protection Risk Assessment