Polish Spotlight Competition

We’ve received the following information on a competition for Polish speaking families from the Stephen Spender trust.


Hi all,

We have just launched this year’s Polish Spotlight prize, which is an ideal activity for Polish-speakers to work on at home (with their parents, if they wish). Entrants translate a Polish poem into English, and write a short commentary about their translation.


We have curated a short list of fantastic poems for them to choose from, including lots by living poets. It’s a great way for Polish-speakers to engage with their heritage culture while practising the core literacy skills associated with translation.

The Spotlight is part of the national Stephen Spender Prize, which is for translation of any poem out of any language. In recent years we’ve received increasing numbers of entries from EAL pupils, and lots of positive feedback from them, EAL coordinators, parents and teachers. Please do spread the word amongst your pupils. The deadline is 17 July and we’ve made lots of virtual resources available here: http://www.multilingualcreativity.org.uk/resources/


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