SAILING the mayflower

Sailing the Mayflower is a youth-led project which takes the sailing of the Mayflower as inspiration to bring young people together to celebrate the contribution of migrants and refugees in Southwark and across London.

The Mayflower was an English ship that transported the first English migrants from Rotherhithe (SE16) to the New World in 1620. The crew and passengers became some of the first permanent European settlers in America.



Get involved

In light of the recent increase in hate crimes and divisions between newcomers and local citizens, it is more important than ever to bring people from different backgrounds together to celebrate the contribution of migrants and refugees in our communites.

We are asking local young Southwark residents as well as young people from across London to submit a piece of work to our online compeititon to commemorate the Mayflower and celebrate migration. If you, like us, want to make a difference and enhance community cohesion, please get involved and submit your piece of work!

At the end of this exciting competition, we will be holding an award ceremony to gather together the participants, local families and organizations involved to celebrate the winners and present prizes. We will also use the submissions to discuss important themes of migration, community and integration.
Remember your work should reflect the main theme of the project, the sailing of the Mayflower and the contribution of migrants and refugees in London!

“The Southwark Mayflower 400 Fund is proud to support RJ4All’s commemoration of the Mayflower voyage through a public competition for children and young people in SE16.”
Matthew Allgood
United St Saviour’s Charity Southwark