Translation in schools

We are working with a number of partners on initiatives to encourage translation in schools.

Creative Translation Ambassadors is a partnership with the Queen’s College Translation Exchange, Oxford, the British Centre for Literary Translation and the National Centre for Writing, training university students to run translation workshops in schools.

Multilingual Creators is a creative translation training programme, Multilingual Creators, led by the Stephen Spender Trust, the UK’s leading charity for multilingual creativity in schools. The partners are National Centre for Writing, New Writing North and Comma Press. It is co-funded by these organisations, Arts Council England and Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

The partners are working with 12 translators and writers in Newcastle upon Tyne, Greater Manchester and Norwich who have been trained to deliver a blended course of workshops for young people in their region on the theme of ‘Me and My City’.

‘Me and My City’ will see young participants producing and sharing pieces of translation and creative writing that incorporate the languages spoken by them and their communities, as well as those they are learning at school.

Multilingual Creators builds on over a decade of education programmes at the Stephen Spender Trust, comprising Translation Nation, Translators in Schools and Creative Translation in the Classroom. To find out more about this work, please visit stephen-spender.org and multilingualcreativity.org.uk.

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