We’re proud to present The Mayflower and the Caribou featuring Year 5 as part of Southwark Splash, 2021. This powerful 30 minute film tells the local story of how the Mayflower sailed from Southwark in 1620 with Pilgrims in search of the New World.
Previous years have seen the Year 5 pupils perform on stage at the Royal Festival Hall. Covid restrictions meant this wasn’t possible this year. Our two Year 5 classes were able to rise to the occasion and dazzle with a digital performance instead.
Our friends Southwark Music Service visited our school each week throughout the summer term. The pupils were guided with their acting, dancing and singing skills. Similar sessions took place throughout Southwark with twenty classes and 500 pupils involved.
The live performance was filmed on site at Michael Faraday School. Southwark Music Services then kindly edited together the contributions from all schools.
The outcome is a permanent online reminder of the amazing talent that the Southwark pupils were able to present in the summer of 2021.
Southwark Music Services commented:
“We’d like to congratulate all the children that took part on their achievement and thank the many members of school staff who worked so hard to support this project. A video can never replace the feeling of being on stage at the Royal Festival Hall & performing with others outside their immediate community, but we hope this film will give the 20 classes that took part the feeling that they are in some way all connected across the borough on their Mayflower journey.”
Our Year 5 pupils were able to watch the film together. We’re also hopeful that other children throughout the school will get to enjoy The Mayflower and the Caribou before the end of term.