Mayflower Education Resource

Transforming Plymouth Together & Plymstock Chapel are delighted to launch our new Mayflower Education Resource, which includes a programme of videos and activities to share the faith story of the Pilgrims who travelled from the shores of Plymouth to America over 400 years ago.

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The Mayflower Education Resource was created from a shared desire between Transforming Plymouth Together and Plymstock Chapel to tell the faith story of the Pilgrims as part of the Mayflower journey.

The project is a week-long programme for schools, with professionally filmed videos and accompanying worksheets, plus topical resources for school years 4, 5 and 6. Combining education and entertainment, we commissioned the professional drama company 4Front Theatre to film 5 x ‘Horrible Histories’ style dramas on the Matthew ship in Bristol. We suggest that each short episode be shown daily over a week, with the final episode being shown with a guest joining the class for a question time on the topics covered. TPT will link each school up with a local church who will be able to arrange this visit and any follow up events. If run in this way each daily lesson plan will last around 45 minutes, however the format could equally lend itself to one full day of teaching.

The Mayflower Team have worked with teachers and educators to ensure that the resources are curriculum appropriate and also allow for other subjects to be considered within the activities. We can also assist with ideas for suitable linked school trips and events if helpful. Whilst much of this project has already been funded, we are asking each school or venue to contribute £30 to cover the cost of their resources and administration. (Please get in touch if your school would like to take part but the cost makes the project unaffordable.)

As well as schools, this resource is also great for churches, youth groups or even the young at heart who just want to learn more about the historic Mayflower journey.


Beth oversees TPT's school resource projects and has experience working with schools and churches across Plymouth. She is enjoying putting her history degree to use and would love to hear from any school or youth group interested in finding out more about our Mayflower education resource.