Our Year 6 classes have collaborated with 18 other primary school classes across Southwark to perform in Southwark Splash.
Our Year 6 classes have collaborated with 18 other primary school classes across Southwark to perform in Southwark Splash. Southwark Splash is an annual largescale music event for primary schools and is a highlight of Southwark’s musical year, up until last year it has always taken place at the Southbank, but of course recent events have prevented this from happening.
In 2019 a piece of work about the Mayflower was started with the intention of completing it with a full performance of the work in the Festival Hall in June 2020 to coincide with ‘Mayflower 400’. This however was not to be and so it was deferred it to June 21. As it is still not possible to offer live performance opportunities it was decided that this project would be completed using video recordings made in schools.
The project tells the story of the Mayflowers voyage from Rotherhithe to Massachusetts in the harsh winter of 1620 and looks at the story not just from the view point of the Pilgrims, but also the effect they had on the Native American Wampanoag peoples and the consequences of colonialism. The word ‘Karibu’ has a double meaning in our show, not only does it reference the animal native to the North Americas, but also means ‘Welcome’ in Swahili.
Enjoy the show!