Mayflower 400 Southampton

Southampton Education Resources

These 2020 educational resources for the anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, have been produced to connect school pupils with our local history as a Gateway city and a city of sanctuary. This resource has been co-created by Oasis Academy Mayfield and Paula Peters of the Wampanoag tribespeople. The resources are aimed at Key Stages 2-4 with weekly hour-long lessons imagined within PSHE or RE sessions. Read more.

Hampshire in the Time of Mayflower

Explore this online exhibition, curated with items from the Hampshire Archives. It delves into Hampshire in the time of Mayflower, and an outline of the life of Hampshire’s Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins, illustrated with some examples of archives which can be used to shed light on the period.

Cultural Connections (ESOL)

Cultural Connections, part of the wider Mayflower 400 project, is an exciting partnership between Southampton City Council Cultural Services, Southampton City Council Adult Learning and the CLEAR Project which aims to offer rich cultural opportunities as well as English as a Second or Other language (ESOL) teaching to members of Southampton’s diverse migrant communities. These activities will be done in a fun, relevant and accessible way that aims to make a lasting impact on participants and those around them. Read more.

Big Sing: The Journey

Earlier this year, Southampton Music Hub and Mayflower Theatre with support from the University of Winchester led thousands of young people perform songs from 2 new Musicals commissioned by Mayflower Theatre and written to especially for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower ship sailing from Southampton to the New World in America. Southampton Music hub, in partnership with Mayflower Engage, are delighted to be able to bring a selection of songs from those musicals to you to learn at home! Read more.

What is Mayflower 400?

Find out more about what Mayflower 400 is in this blog.

Memories of Mayflower in Southampton

Southampton is one of several ports in Britain that claims a connection with the voyage of the Pilgrims. In this podcast, Tom Hulme explores why the Mayflower began to be remembered in Southampton in the 19th century, and how local people engaged with the story “in memorials, theatre, and commemorations” up until the present day. Read more.

Mayflower as a Migration Story

Southampton will be marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing through a series of educational, cultural and community programmes.  It will be the first city to look at a Mayflower anniversary through the lens of migration, looking at the reasons the passengers chose to leave Britain and drawing out themes pertinent to modern Southampton. This blog explores how you can can use Mayflower 400 to teach your child about sanctuary and migration. Read More.

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