ODILS Student Article
The Mayflower Story
By Postive People Students | ODILS
Positive People is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
On Friday 25th January the Positive People students visited Plymouth’s Mayflower Museum on the Barbican with Paul. They have worked together to create this story about the famous boat:
Mayflower was the first ship to transport English people like families, women and children to go to America.
There were 102 passengers, including 41 religious group members, 61 adventures and 30 sailors.
In 1620 two ships arrived in Plymouth, Mayflower and Speedwell, because one ship was broken and they tried to repair it.
They stayed for 12 days but they couldn’t fix the ship and decided to go to America on only one ship. They travelled for 64 days and the travelling was very difficult because there were big storms and too many people.
They didn’t have toilets and bathrooms, there was a terrible smell and people were sick. They didn’t have enough food and water.
Also, there were 3 pregnant women and gave birth. They called the baby Ocean.
Meanwhile, two people died during travelling. However, they arrived to America and it was winter and they had to stay on board for one month.
Only men left the boat to search for food and water and start building shelters. At this time half of the people died.
The Native American people helped English people and they worked together creating an alliance. It is an interesting story about Mayflower.
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