After our very successful pilot in the Glasgow area last year, we are rolling MTOT nationally so that children and young people from P1 - S6 can participate and express their creativity through languages.
We've also been busy finding new partners to support the competition:
Georgi from the Scottish Poetry library has been sending us lots of poems in a variety of languages (these will be posted in our Resources pages of the SCILT website and here on the blog).
Juliette Lee, poet and creative writer, is leading the teachers' workshops and inspiring teachers to give poetry a go in Mother Tongue and/or Other Tongue in their classes.
This year, we are running four free poetry workshops for teachers - the first of which took place in Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde on 19th September. Teachers from primary and secondary sectors participated and went home enthused and full of ideas to take back to the classroom.
Tomorrow (Sat 3rd Oct) will see the next of the workshops being held at Dundee University. The next will be held at the Open University in Edinburgh on Friday 9th October (13.30 - 16.30) - there are a few places left and you can still register by completing the MTOT workshop registration form on the SCILT website.
SEE YOU ON THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER FOR A NATIONAL POETRY DAY BLOG - DO GET IN TOUCH AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU'RE CELEBRATING THE EVENT.
THERE IS A WEALTH OF RESOURCES TO BE FOUND AT THE SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY WEBSITE