The Commonwealth through film: Secondary

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom




Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

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This film-focused resource explores what it means to be part of the Commonwealth, offering insights into the culture and identity of Commonwealth countries and reflecting on life in the UK.

The activities centre on four carefully chosen films from across the Commonwealth to engage and excite students in exploring key themes: The First Grader; Mandela Long Walk to Freedom; Tracks and He Named Me Malala.

This resource is designed to work across a range of subjects and enable pupils to develop a range of skillsin the following curriculum areas: English and literacy, citizenship, wellbeing, PSHE, PSE and PDMU, PSHE, media and film studies and geography.

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This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • History
  • World History
  • PSHE Education

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