MTOT 2018-19 Celebration Event

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    It snowed on Saturday 16 March 2019. But that did not deter pupils, their families, friends and teachers from gathering at the University of Strathclyde for this year's Mother Tongue Other Tongue multilingual poetry competition award ceremony.

    Celebrating its fifth year, the competition gives children and young people in Scotland an opportunity to demonstrate their linguistic flair, diversity and creativity. It provides a platform for those who speak a different language at home, or who learn a language at school, to 'find their voice' and use poetry to express themselves in that language.  

    Addressing the audience, poet and MTOT facilitator, Juliette Lee, remarked how inspiring it was and what a privilege it had been to witness the thoughts and feelings of the young people whose poems were selected for the 2018-19 anthology.

    Over 100 entries were submitted from across Scotland in 23 different languages.

    Find out more about this year's winners and the celebration event in the tabbed sections below. To find out about previous competitions and to access poetry resources, visit the main MTOT webpage.


    • 2018-19 Winners
    • MTOT 2018-19 Anthology
    • Photos
    • Feedback

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