St Bridget’s Primary Early Years Class triumphed in a national poetry competition celebrating languages.

The pupils, whose work will now be published in an anthology, were commended at a prestigious award ceremony at the University of Strathclyde after taking part in this year’s Mother Tongue Other Tongue poetry competition.

Kids at the Kilbirnie school won the Other Tongue category after using their language skills to create and share poetry.

Mother Tongue Other Tongue celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity through creative writing and showcases the many languages used by children and young people across Scotland, in education and at home.

The competition is organised by SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, based at University of Strathclyde.

Mother Tongue invites competitors who do not speak English as a first language to write a poem, rap or song in their mother tongue and share their inspiration.

Other Tongue encourages entrants learning another language to use that language creatively with an original poem, rap or song in that other tongue.

Prizes are awarded in both categories.

One of the young competitors commented: “It has been an amazing experience.”