Multi-Language Poetry CPD: IMLD resources for the classroom and at home

  • DATE

    20 January 2021

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Sharing creative poetry resources to support multi-lingual poetry for KS1,2 & 3 in the classroom or at home.

This CPD event for teachers, librarians and home educators will outline plans to celebrate International Mother Language Day 2021.

Find out how pupils can take part in our online Multi-Language Mushaira. A range of resources have been created for use with KS1, 2 & lower KS3. The exercises can be used in a classroom, or for online learning at home, allowing families to get involved, especially where English is not the first language at home.

Bridging the Gap and Stanley Grove Primary Academy’s Lead Artist, Emma Martin will demonstrate Powerpoint resources, poetry, worksheets and video links designed to scaffold creativity with language and poetry on the theme of ‘Friendship’.

Information about other Manchester plans to celebrate International Mother Language Day, including the February launch of this year’s Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition, which will also have supporting resources and welcomes entries from all under-18s.

This event will be of particular interest to teachers, home educators, librarians or senior leaders responsible for curriculum development or community engagement. Everyone is welcome to attend and resources will be shared with all who sign up.

We know how busy and unpredictable things are right now, especially in education. Sign up for this event, put the kettle on or pour yourself a glass of something and join us for a relaxing and entertaining hour. There’s nothing much on TV right now and, without even leaving your sofa you’ll take away ideas and resources that can be used in your classroom or sent home to support home learning.

This event is organised jointly by Manchester Children’s Book Festival and the Manchester Poetry Library at Manchester Metropolitan University and is in collaboration with the Stanley Grove Primary Academy ‘Building the Bridge’ project. Enquires about this event should be directed to, Director of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival.

International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually and in 2021, as in previous years, Manchester Metropolitan University will be working with Manchester City of Literature and other partners to deliver a programme of events to celebrate the 200 languages spoken in our city. Many of these will be live-streamed from the new Manchester Poetry Library. Further information about these events can be found below.