A student at a Northamptonshire school has won a prestigious prize for a poem inspired by a famous German painting.
Ninety secondary students from across the UK took part in the Dinggedicht Poetry Competition, run by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, the British Museum, and the German Academic Exchange Service.
The entrants had to write a 250-word “Dinggedicht” – a poem based on an object. The work could be written in German or English and had to be based on one of the objects on show at the British Museum’s highly acclaimed Germany – Memories of a Nation exhibition.
The exhibition, which runs until Sunday (January 25), features a host of iconic objects reflecting German history over the last 600 years, including an original Gutenberg bible, a 1953 Volkswagen Beetle and a chunk of the Berlin wall.
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