Sailing the Mayflower is a youth-led project which takes the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620 as the starting point to enhance community cohesion and integration.

“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.”

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 the first permanent European settlers in America!

To know more about it watch this brief video:

Because of its history, the Mayflower became a symbol for migrants integration in society. This is especially relevant today, in Rotherhithe as elsewhere, in light of the increase in hate crimes and divisions between newcomers and local citizens. Migrants’ integration is one of the most difficult challenges today’s societies are facing. Do you agree with us and want to make a difference? Get involved and submit your piece of work!

You can submit a piece of work in one of these four categories: Visual Arts, Performing Arts/Poetry, Writing or Community Projects! But remember your work should reflect the main theme of the project, namely the celebration of the sailing of the Mayflower as a symbol of migrants integration.

What about the prize? Your work will be evaluated by the Youth Board  and, if successful, it might be awarded with amazing prizes!

Read more about the Youth Awards 2020

At the end of this exciting competition, an award ceremony will gather together the participants, local families and organizations to celebrate the winners and the achievements of the campaign.  Aiming to gather more than 100 local people, the event will use the submissions of the competition to discuss key themes of migration, community and integration. A safe space to discuss sensitive issues open and freely will be created to benefit and empower marginalized and local youths and their families in the Southwark area.

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday the 28th of October 2020 at the Community Space, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.

What are you waiting for? Book your ticket right away!


Phone: 07708758600

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