For many people, their first exposure to rabbits was the classroom rabbit. There may have been a small hutch, cage or crate with a bunny or two inside in the corner of the room. This may have been in biology class or maybe in an elementary or preschool. For me, my high school biology teacher had 3 hutches with rabbits. Most of those rabbits were incredibly shy and panicked whenever someone stepped near their hutch.
Many reputable rescues will not adopt out their rabbits to anyone who intends to house the bunnies in a classroom. Experience has proven this usually leads to a miserable existence and a drastically shortened lifespan for the rabbit. Why is this so? There are a few factors which do not make a classroom an ideal place.
Having a rabbit visit a classroom or workshop is a better alternative, if you wish to expose kids to different animals. I have conducted several presentations in schools with kids of all ages and it has always been a great experience. Kids are usually very excited to meet the rabbit, and it's a great way for them to learn how to take care of them. This short time allows them to ask questions and become engaged in a discussion. It also emphasizes rabbits as a valuable family member, rather than a forgotten commodity at the back of the room.