MTOT 2015-16

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    After a very successful pilot of the competition in the Glasgow area last year, SCILT are excited to announce the roll-out of Mother Tongue Other Tongue across the country from August 2015.
    Mother Tongue Other Tongue (MTOT) is an exciting multilingual poetry project which celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity through creative writing, and showcases the many languages which are spoken and learned by young people in school and at home.

    This project began in the North East of England and was adopted by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, as the Laureate Education Project. SCILT then brought the competition to Scotland, initially as a pilot in Glasgow in 2014, which saw over 100 entries in 18 different languages and culminated in a celebration event for the children and their families at the Mitchell Library as part of the ‘Wee Write’ event. 

    2015/16 will build on the success of last year’s initiative and see the competition go nation-wide allowing all pupils from P1 – S6 to participate in collaboration with Scottish universities.
    picture of MTOT 2014 Anthology

    Be inspired by last year's entries - click on the image of the 2014-15 MTOT Anthology on the right to read the winning poems.

    To find out more about this year's competition and about last year's events, click on the appropriate tab below and get ready for Mother Tongue Other Tongue 2015-16.  

    Please note this year's competition has closed.  More information about the 2015-16 winners and celebration event can be found below.

    • MTOT 2015-16
    • MTOT 2015-16 Celebration Event
    • Previous events
    • Testimonials
    • MTOT blog
    • Resources
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