Into Film recommends

A United Kingdom: The Power of Unity

A United Kingdom
A United Kingdom




Short (1-4 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Related calendar events

Black History Month
1 October - 1 November

National Schools Partnership and Into Film with Pathé launch A United Kingdom: The Power of Unity. This inspirational, free educational resource uses the brand new film A United Kingdom to help young people, aged 11-18, discover the power that unity has to transform societies and shape British values.

The film tells the remarkable true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, a London office worker, whose love triumphed over oppression and intolerance to lay the foundations for one of Africa's most peaceful and prosperous countries.

This flexible resource, which supports the PSHE/LLW/PSE/Health & Wellbeing and History curricula, as well as SMSC education, will immerse students in the post-war period of the British Empire in Africa, while bringing into focus the contemporary relevance of the story. They will build empathy with the film's key characters, discover what shaped their views and actions, and reflect on how British values have developed to include tolerance and respect for cultural diversity and interracial relationships.

The programme will empower students to become unity ambassadors, promoting tolerance and respect for others in their own schools and communities. They will be encouraged to create and share a statement about why they think unity is powerful or examples of when they've seen unity conquer difference on a unity message board in school and via social media for the chance to win great prizes.

This resource includes

This Resource Supports

  • History
  • PSHE Education

Got Some Feedback?

We love to hear how educators have used our resources.

Contact us

Updating our resources

We have developed a large catalogue of educational resources since launching in 2013, and some references and terminology will inevitably have dated as society and language evolves. We are aware of this and will be updating resources when our production schedule allows.

How Do Into Film Clubs Work? header

How do Into Film Clubs work?

Find out more about what's involved in running your very own Into Film Club.

Into Film CPD Training (Bolton)


Learn how to make the most of film in education with our training programme.

What our educators say

"Our SATs results this year were great, both progress and attainment in reading and writing have improved compared with last year, which we feel has been largely as a result of integrating the Into Film strategies."