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Norwich School Blog

Mother Tongue Other Tongue poetry

Norwich School pupils studying Modern Foreign Languages recently had the opportunity to write and enter a poem into the ‘Mother Tongue Other Tongue’ poetry competition.

This Laureate Education Project is a multilingual poetry competition that celebrates cultural diversity and the many languages spoken in schools in the UK.

The competition requires pupils to submit a poem either in their Mother Tongue or in a language that they are learning at school.

Several of our pupils' poems have now been shortlisted and will now feature in the Mother Tongue Other Tongue anthology. A selection of pupil entries can be read by clicking the links below:


Grace Yeo, L5, Mandarin - 'Panpan'

Georgia Hodgson, L5, Spanish - 'Cambio Climático'

Kyriel Fynn, U4, French - 'Traducteur'

Alvaro Smoolenaars Garcia, L5 - 'La Guerra'

Cleo Gregory, L5, Italian - 'Haiku del Sole'

Oriana Alizond, U6, French - 'Ne m'en veux pas'

Lola Dunlop, U5, Spanish - Tenemos miedo'