Laira Green Primary

Mayflower 2020

Due to Covid, lots of our exciting plans for celebrating the Mayflower have either been cancelled or postponed. 

Plymouth trails app- Mayflower Trail: 

Following a circular route around the Barbican, see the buildings and learn about the people that shaped the city in 1620, when the Mayflower ship and its passengers set sail for America.  The app allows you to overlay video and images onto the landscape in front of them to experience a 'then and now' snapshot of the city.  
Click on the link and scroll down for android or apple versions:  



As many of you will be aware, this year is a very big year for the City of Plymouth. There will be many celebrations and events across the City to mark the Mayflower 400. As part of this, Laira Green has been chosen to take part in an Art project. The project is going to show different events that have happened in Plymouth’s history over the past 400 years. We will create our art on a large panel, these panels will then be displayed along Embankment road for all to see! 


Over half term we would like children to draw a design for our panel, we have chosen the theme ‘Ocean’. In school, we have been working really hard with the children to think about the future of our City and our Oceans. Our panel will showcase the importance of taking care of the Ocean, what the Ocean means to Plymouth and how wonderful it is to live here. Enjoy and be creative! 

Here are the amazing entries we have had for our panel competition.


Past and present, Plymouth is about the sea - sailors in peace and war, voyages of adventurers and exploration; passenger arrivals and departures; ship building and ship repair; merchants and maritime traders; cargoes, docks and warehouses; the sea as both a place of work and as a place of leisure.

Some ideas for your designs - Theme - Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. 

  • Drake’s Island - The Spanish Armada - Drake masterminded the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. 
  • 1572 Sir Francis Drake became the first Englishman to sail into the Pacific, and in 1577 he embarked on the first ever circumnavigation of the globe. 
  • In 1831 Charles Darwin left Plymouth for the Galapagos Islands, where he formulated his revolutionary theories of natural selection and the Origins of Species.
  • Plymouth Sound is a natural harbour at the meeting point of the Rivers Plym and Tamar, providing two important, navigable routes inland to West Devon and East Cornwall.