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Youth Social Action

Our Youth Social Action project aims to get young people between the age of 16-24 involved in volunteering to prepare the city of Plymouth for the upcoming Mayflower 400 commemorations. With the upcoming commemorations, many more tourists will be brought to Plymouth meaning the city will need to be looking it’s best.

A youth steering group has been formed to develop Make a Difference Days which will be carried out by young people from Plymouth. The aim of this project is to encourage young people to have more opportunities to volunteer and to be involved in the Mayflower 400 commemorations.

From September 2018 to March 2019 we will be planning and carrying out two large projects which aim to prepare the city for Mayflower 400. The steering group will also aim to get as many young people involved in these projects as possible. If you would like to get involved please contact matthew.vigus@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk  or phone 01752 241070.

Previous Project

In Partnership with Plymouth City Council our steering group visited schools in Plymouth and held Mayflower workshops. In these workshops, students had the opportunity to get involved in preparing the city of Plymouth for the upcoming Mayflower 400 initiative. Students were educated on the Mayflower story and were invited to design their own tiles with a Mayflower theme. These tiles were collected together to create large Mayflower 400 murals, which will be displayed as part of the Mayflower commemorations.

  

Photo: Mayflower 400 tiles painted by years 5's Plympton St Maurice and High Street

Previous Project

Building on the theme of educating young people on the Mayflower story, the Steering group decided to create an eBook to be used to educate schools and youth groups on the Mayflower story. From the departure of England to settling in America, the story is told with images designed and drawn by volunteers aged 11-22, at a Mayflower 400 Make a Difference Day.

  

Photo: Young people from Plymouth designing images for the Mayflower Story e-book

The book has been published online and is accessible to all, please click the image below to visit the eBook.