Get Your FREE Mayflower 400 Living History Pack

Learn about Captain Christopher Jones and the epic voyage of the mayflower! 

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What Is The Mayflower Project?


To celebrate the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower's epic journey to the new world, The Grand Theatre of Lemmings have created a project bringing together comedy and song to tell the tale of Christopher Jones, a local hero, and how he took the Pilgrim Fathers to America in a tiny over-crowded sailing ship.


The project combines a series of films with accompanying lesson plans, specially designed for junior school children.

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"The Mayflower Project is very engaging for children and the Lemmings are a joy to work with. My class loved immersing themselves and imagining that they were on board. As a school that believes in the power of creative teaching and learning, I can honestly say that The Mayflower Project truly stands out and has been one of our favourites."


Vanessa Lindsay

Senior Teacher | Wix & Wrabness Primary School


What's In Your pack?


In the online living history pack you will find a range of resources to use with your Lower Key Stage 2 children:


A USB stick containing three comedy educational films

A series of activity worksheets



How The Project Started


In 2018 The Grand Theatre of Lemmings received funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to tour to all 40 Primary Schools in their local District, with a fully interactive performance telling the story of local hero Christopher Jones - Master of The Mayflower and the local connection to the journey of the ship to the New World in 1620.

In 2019 we piloted the tour in 10 schools and received hugely positive feedback. 

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we were unable to take our show on the road in 2020. So in order to be able to keep our performers and freelancers working, and to carry on with our mission to deliver the project to our Tendring Schools, we decided to go digital and deliver them to you as films and a living history resource pack.


© The Grand Theatre of Lemmings 2020