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 3 films with accompanying lesson plans, specially designed for junior school children.
View a section of one of the videos below to learn about rope-making. Visit Lemmings Mayflower 400 All On Board to access the full length video.
Any Old Rope
TO KNOT OR NOT TO KNOT?
Learn all about knots, their uses and how to tie a reef knot.
WHAT’S THE SECRET GLUE?
Find out about friction and what knots are made of.
Film 1: Christopher Jones And The Journey Of The Mayflower
Watch along with The Lemmings as they learn all about The Mayflower and Captain Christopher Jones, preparing to film a grand award winning scene of the captain’s epic voyage! WATCH FILMS.
The Lemmings set their sights on stardom as they attempt to create a fun way to remember facts about our local connection to The Mayflower’s epic journey! WATCH FILMS.
THE MAYFLOWER FUN FACTS GAME
Build this interactive game and discover amazing facts about The Mayflower.
THE MAYFLOWER QUIZ
Learn if you would have enjoyed life on board The Mayflower.
WOULD YOU HAVE ENJOYED SAILING ON THE MAYFLOWER?
Search for fun facts about The Mayflower to complete the quiz.
The Grand Theatre of Lemmings began as a touring theatre company in 1984, creating vibrant theatre shows with inventive themes, engaging stories and great comic skill. Their work opened up to embrace ‘street theatre’ and they quickly became pioneers of that new genre. Today their work embraces heritage, education and community projects in their home region of North Essex.
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