Friday, 25 May 2018

The Sky is the Limit from Iceland

Our school choir worked at the project The Sky is the Limit under the supervision of their music teacher Inga Dóra. Our school choir consists of students from the 3rd to the 6th grade and 25 students are attending weekly to sing together under the guidance of Inga Dóra. They completed the project completely with a little help from Inga Dóra. They were very enthusiastic and set their ambition to do as best they could. They really had fun doing it as you can see on their faces in the video. Nice project, thank you all for making it possible to work at it. Here is the result and enjoy.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Schoolovision partners from 2009-2018

Our Polish partner Marek has done the remarkable work to put together this map of all schools that participated in Schoolovision over the past 10 years. Have a look!

Friday, 11 May 2018

The Sky is the Limit 2018



To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Schoolovision, the biggest eTwinning project of all time, we organised a project week which partners from the Basque Country, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine attended. All in all we were more than 100 people who made the journey to this special occasion in Krzyżowa, Poland.
Among the many activities during this project week we recorded a new version of our project anthem "The Sky is the Limit".

Results

1 Turkey 180
2 Malta 166
3 Ukraine 160
4 Russia 140
5 Estonia 122
6 Spain 112
7 Basque Country 93
8 Norway 89
9 FYR Macedonia 86
10 Scotland 84
11 Austria 82
12 Iceland 81
13 Poland 48
14 Slovenia 47
15 Slovakia 45
16 Cyprus/England 40
18 Aland Islands 35
19 Germany 29
20 Greece 23
21 Serbia 22

All 32 participating countries in alphabetical order:
Åland Islands, Armenia, Austria, Basque Country, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

The winners

Congratulations to our (eT)winners from Turkey!


Schoolovision's 10th anniversary project week is now over. We will all be on our way home soon. Just a quick snapshot of the Turkish and Ukrainian team celebrating together. (Steffen representing Malta in the middle. ;-)

Enjoy once more the winning entry from our Turkish partners!

Friday, 4 May 2018

Spain - Once upon a time


Dear partners:
This year, our children have contributed with lovely ideas that we have been able to record in our video. This entry has been focused on the importance of reading and helping people.
Children tales are part of our traditions from the moment we are born.We have a project in our school in which older children read to the little ones twice or three times a month and all of them love it.
As the song says, we can change the story. That´s the reason why we have changed the personality of some traditional children tales. So the evil characters are now kind. Snow White's stepmother gives apples that poison of joy and the three little pigs are very good builders of houses and buildings.
We are really happy to participate again in Schoolovision. All of us have had a lot of fun recording it.
Thanks a lot to all the people that have been involved in this beautiful project that every year succeeds in unity and illusion.
Good luck to all the countries from Gran Canaria, Spain

The Åland Islands - Sommarpsalm från Åland (Summer hymn from the Åland Islands)


The pupils in Vikingaåsens skola 4th grade proudly present their entry to Schoolovision 2018: "Sommarpsalm från Åland” (Sumer hymn from the Åland Islands)

This year we have chosen to sing a hymn from Åland a bit freely interpreted by us. The lyric describes the nature and the spirit of our island in the summertime.

We live in the Åland Islands, a beautiful archipelago situated midway between Sweden and Finland. Åland is an autonomous, demilitarized (no military allowed) and Swedish-speaking region in Finland. Åland has 29 000 inhabitants, and 11 000 of them live in the only town, Mariehamn. Åland has its very own flag. We hope you’ll enjoy watching our video as much as we enjoyed making it!

1. Nu lyser våra backar av vivans gula kalk,
nu blommar sommarns ängar av örter tusenfalt.
Och vågen blå mot röd granit och mitt i byn vår kyrka vit,
här är nu glädjens färger, här är nu glädjens färg

2. Nu sjunger varje mänska med stämma ren och klar,
från fjärdar, berg och skogar det brusar nu till svar.
Hör ejderns rop från bådans häll och näktergal i sommarkväll.
Här är nu glädjens röster, här är nu glädjens röst.

3. Nu strömmar det av värme från sol till lövad äng
och livets vatten sköljer i ljumma sommarregn.
Se svalans flykt i sunnanvind och grönskans ljus i björk och lind.
Här är nu glädjens vindar, här är nu glädjens vind.

 4. O du, min Gud, som skapat allt vackert med din hand,
jag vill så gärna vandra din stig längs livets strand.
Du räknar alla sandkorn där, för allting lika viktigt är.
Här är nu glädjens budskap, här är nu glädjens bud.

Music by Knut Grüssner and lyrics by Göran Andersson

Armenia - folk song "Ruri"


Dear Schoolovision partners, finally our song is ready. "Ruri" means lullaby. This song is an ancient Armenian folk song, but our school "Folk Band" added some new, modern notes to the song. Hope, you'll like it. With the best wishes from the almost independent Armenia.

Belgium - Unknown animal

Hi all of you music lovers,

The 45 final year pupils of Qworzó - Merksplas - Belgium our very proud to present you the Belgian entry for Schoolovision 2018.

Since it is the 10th anniversary of Schoolovision we wanted to create a song and video which would stand out because of its originality.  We hope we have succeeded...

Since Belgium is world famous for the Tomorrowland-festival, the children wanted to create a Tomorrowland-style song.  As all of our pupils love animals very much, they wanted to create a song about 3 unknown animals: the Hoopoe, the Tardigrade and the Indri, so they composed a melody.  Later on they got some help from Aaron and Paul on making the music.

In our school we think sports and 'movement brain breaks' are important, so we wanted to create a just-dance-video which you can use in your school each time you need a short 'movement brain break'. Just dance along with the dancers in this 360° video; you can look all sides so you get a real impression on how Belgium looks like and our pupils show you their talents.

Tip: watch this video on your iPad while spinning around and use your tablet as a window to the real Belgian world.

We hope you may enjoy listening to our song as much as we loved creating this music video!

Be our guest, turn up the volume and sing and dance with us!



Click the HD button to watch the video in 4K!

We want to thank Aaron and Paul for helping us with the music!

We would like it very much if you would leave us a comment!

Good luck to all in this contest!

Kind regards,

Team Belgium

Serbia - When you love


Hello to all our eTwinning partners! Happy anniversary of Schoolovision!
Our 6th grade students sing about first love. They are the authors of the lyrics. The video was shot at the top of a mountain near our city. Best wishes from Western Serbia.

Cyprus - To kokoraki (The little rooster)


Our song is called “To kokoraki”(=“The little rooster”)  and it is a well-known children’s song in Cyprus. We prepared this video during a field trip at a zoo in Cyprus and in our school yard. It is about domestic animals and the sound each of them makes (highlighted below). Are the animal sounds the same in your country?
Let’s enjoy our 10th anniversary of Schoolovision with this happy song!

When I go to the market my lady
I'll buy you a little rooster
The little rooster kikirikikiii
will be waking you up every morning

When I go to the market my lady
I'll buy you a little hen
The little hen kokoko
The little rooster kikirikikiii
will be waking you up every morning

When I go to the market my lady
I'll buy you a little cat
The little cat niaou niaou
The little hen kokoko
The little rooster kikirikikiii
will be waking you up every morning

When I go to the market my lady
I'll buy you a little dog
The little dog gaou gaou
The little cat niaou niaou
The little hen kokoko
The little rooster kikirikikiii
will be waking you up every morning

When I go to the market my lady
I'll buy you a little sheep
The little sheep bee bee
The little dog gaou gaou
The little cat niaou niaou
The little hen kokoko
The little rooster kikirikikiii

will be waking you up every morning (x2)

the Netherlands - World Journey


At the end of Primary School, our students are ready for their journey through life. This song is about that journey. It's a song from our traditional end-of-year musical production. Almost every Dutch primary school performs a musical starring their eighth graders. As before, everything was done by the students themselves. Choreography, editing, even translating the song for the subtitles!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Slovakia - Sneaky Sneakers


While the song itself was finished a few weeks ago, with the video it was harder :-)

I have seen ten versions in last three days and I really thought about publishing two or three of them. So many ideas for too little time! Here we are at last and we hope you will like it :-) (Steffen has already sent you voting sheets, but don't forget about the late comers :-D)

The lyrics were brainstormed by two classes of our school. Pianist Ján Lauko from our local art school then wrote the music. Not so easy to sing! However, I believe that he and the sound master got the best from our kids.

The song is about the trainers, which got angry because they had different colour shoe laces. They look at each other with envy and both want to run different way. The singers think it is really silly. You live only once so what for is the quarrel? Don't spoil your day and show your real face!

You can see that the text is not only about the shoes...

Happy Annivarsary and Good Luck, dear Schoolovisionairs :-)

Turkey - Riddle (Bilmece)


Happy 10th Anniversary All Dear Schoolovisioners!!! We are very happy and excited to share our song with you for the third time. But this time we have a nice and easy RIDDLE for you... You need to watch it till the end to find the solution  ;)

Good luck to all Schoolovisioners! 

THE LYRICS IN ENGLISH
I have a nice and easy riddle for you
which has two syllables...

It's both fine and mighty,
gives lives to all blossoms,
so sweet like a candy,
salves all the pains,
dawns warmly into the hearts, 
bears no resemblances to other flowers...

Guess what my riddle is?

If it is so mighty, an ANGEL?
If it is so hot, the SUN?
A COMB full of honey?
A FLOWER, blossoms a long way away,
fades in the autumn and smells fragrantly?

An ANGEL? It is NOT!
It has no wings, it doesn't fly...
The SUN? It is NOT! 
It is warm but doesn't burn...
A FLOWER? It is NOT! 
It's like a flower but doesn't fade
NO!   NOT!

If NOT, what is your riddle?

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I have a nice and easy riddle for you
which has two syllables...

It's both fine and mighty,
gives lives to all blossoms,
so sweet like a candy,
salves all the pains,
dawns warmly into the hearts, 
bears no resemblances to other flowers...

Guess what my riddle is?

If it is so mighty, an ANGEL?
If it is so hot, the SUN?
A COMB full of honey?
A FLOWER, blossoms a long way away,
fades in the autumn and smells fragrantly?

An ANGEL? It is NOT!
It has no wings, it doesn't fly...
The SUN? It is NOT! 
It is warm but doesn't burn...
A FLOWER? It is NOT! 
It's like a flower but doesn't fade
NO!   NOT!

If NOT, your riddle???

MOMMY! 

Sure! It has no wings, it doesn't fly.
It's warm like the sun, but it doesn't burn.
It's not a flower.
It's like a flower, but it doesn't fade.
It's not an angel.

This riddle is only...

MOMMY!

Norway - Jotne


Hello everyone!
We want to tell you about what the song is about. In the beginning the song was supposed to be about trolls, but during the process the meaning of trolls got changed. Trolls in this song is about being different. The meaning of that is that you can look different, feel different, be different it doesn’t matter, you are perfect as you are anyway J
As a kid you can often feel different, and we want to say that it is okay to be different. People can be a little restrict to the people who are different. But here with us, you can feel free and be who you are.  
The song title Jotne is more of a creature from Norse mythology and a troll.


The process
First 7.grade on Vestbyen School got to hear the background music, made by our assistant principle, Olav Hegge Selnes. The background music didn’t have any real melody or text. After we got to hear the background music we had a brainstorming and said what the song got us to think or feel like. Then we all gave a wote to what we wanted the song to be about. What the song was going to be about was trolls. 
When the theme for the song was in place, we got divided into three groups. The groups were a melody group, text group and a media group. The text group made up the text and gave it to the melody group who made the melody and small changes on the text so the text could fit into the melody. When the song was half made we got visit, it was a musician from Namsos, Norway named Chand Torsvik. He helped us to make what we had made better and gave inspiration and learned us more.
When the song was finished, we had an audition to figure out who was going to sing solo on the verses. The singer met with another musician from Namsos, Petter Fjerdingen. He gave them feedback on the melody, and together they made the final version. We recorded the song at Rock City studio. 
The media group got together and worked on the theme of the song. They made plans for what kind of footage they wanted, and how they wanted the movie to look like. The media group took a film of the solo singers in studio. The day after the other from the class walked in groups down to the studio and recorded the chorus.
The media group finished their video, and got help from Olav Selnes to edit the movie, he has also worked as our school project manager.
This has been quite a journey, and we have really enjoied being a part of this arrangement.
Love from all of us in 7th Grade at Vestbyen school, Norway.


The lyrics in English;
Jotne
I saw you, you stood there, you were afraid
Who are you, what do you want, where are you drifting?
Looked down, first afraid, turned my head away

All judgements, we wonder, what are you?
You tell, you`re from, another place
Now you lost everything, you had and are. 
Ref:
It’s where you should be and it’s here
You should feel free
It’s here we want you to stay
It’s here you can feel free
You may come out and play with us
And together we stand- in-line in-line in-line in-line in-line in-line
He held your, little hand, comforting you.
You played, in the sand, before you had to leave.
You heard it; you heard the gunshots went off.

We heard how, horrifying, sad it was
And you told, you had to, say goodbye
You lost all you had and are   
Ref: It’s where you should be and it’s here ...

No one like, no one like you, but you, but you, you are perfect as you are!

France - Bubble Gum

First of all, we all wish a Happy 10th Birthday to this wonderful contest ! 
This year, we chose the Bubble Gum song. It's a cannon singing, witch is really hard for  6 to 8 year old pupils. They worked very hard to do it and we're very proud of the result.
The song is about kids chewing bubble gum at school, witch is totally forbidden !
For the first and the last time of their life, they were allowed to chew bubble gum in the classroom, and they discovered how hard it is to make bubbles !!
Enjoy !

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Greece - Lianohortaroudia

At last ... but not least... we proudly present our song for Schoolovision 2018 to you. 
It is called: Lianohortaroudia.... a difficult Greek word to say... that means 'The fields'.
The song is a remix by a Greek band that is called Koza Mostra. 
They combined the traditional Greek song from Evros area
with their rock rhythm and lyrics. 
It talks about the Greek culture and tradition through the eons and teaches 
the new generation that traditional music can make you rock too!!!
And here are the lyrics for you to sing with us.....
Enjoy!!!

 Born in Greece…Wandered through time…
Through the eons…By the immigrants danced
Can you feel it…It’s the sound of the land
Can you hear it…It’s the voice of our heart

Do sta lia ki amán amán
Do sta Lianoxortaroudia
Do sta Lianoxortaroudia
Ti tranós chorós tha génei

Anyone sees me…anyone hears me
I’m dancing with you till I fall…you know
The sound that heals me, fire that burns me
Is leading the sound in my soul…hey y’all

I’m tracking the demons that lie between us
Why don’t you help me to dance instead of
Thinking the reasons and twice the treasons
You’ve suffered in land we stand

San gaïtá ki amán amán
San gaïtáni tha paaínei
San gaïtánitha paaínei
Pénte pérdikes petoúsan


Italy - Lo scriverò nel vento

Here the Italian entry for this special edition.

Our contribution comes from the Zecchino d'Oro which is an international children's song festival that has taken place every year since 1959. From 1976 the festival took on an international perspective, each year seven Italian songs and seven foreign songs are sung by children and voted for by a children's jury. It is considered part of the Italian cultural heritage This value is evidenced by the attribution, in April 2008, of the plaque of "Patrimony for a culture of peace", delivered during a ceremony organized by the UNESCO Clubs and Centers. My students have chosen one of the foreign song from the 2006 Edition, the song was written by a Turkish composer, they love the message of this song full of hope for the future. Good luck to everyone.


the refrain says:
We will all be friends
We will be a thousand voices
A chorus that singing will delete
Languages and  distances
They do not count for anything
And this world, what a world it will be!
So it will be


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

FYR Macedonia - This little heart

Our song is called “This litlle heart”, it was written by Dame Kolarovski, arrangement of Dejan Milenkovski, and the little heart with an angel voice is Angela Petrusevska.

Iceland - "Is it true?"

Our contribution was chosen in Flatóvision which is a celebration similar to Eurovision held in the school in March.  Ari Ólafsson, who is going to sing the Eurovision song for Iceland in May, came to our school to help us to find the contribution for Schoolovision 2018. The song is an old Eurovision song from 2009 that wound up in the 2nd place. The students who sing the song now are 9 years old and have lived some part of their life abroad and speak English very well. Clips in the video are taken in the school in arts and crafts lessons such as music, household, textile, construction and drawing. We also took some scenes out in the lava field that surrounds the school yard. Hope you enjoy?

Ukraine - My Dear Mother

My Dear Mother!

Lyrics and music written by Oxana Senkiv, a Canadian composer of Ukrainian origin from Montreal diaspora who wrote it as a special gift for our kids and Schoolovision 2018.


When I am at school and
when I am at home
I feel her invisible presence:
My mother surrounds me
with goodness and warmth,
She is my angel and goddess.

We strongly believe that our mothers are our guardian angels who protect us, help us, love us. Since times immemorial mother has always played an important role in the life of every Ukrainian child giving her wisdom and strength to the next generations.

Chorus:
My dear Mother, my guardian angel,
Please take me under your wings!
My dear Mother, with open heart
Forgive me my innocent sins.

In this song we are promoting peace, understanding, love, beauty of our land in spring and emotional mother-daughter relationships, the strongest of all parent-child bonds. The participants are wearing traditional  ancient Ukrainian outfit, typical for the central part of Ukraine.

You teach me to be nice and kind to all,
You want me to be strong and caring.
You teach me to pray and love our world,
And always be helpful and friendly!

Please, do enjoy our entry! Good luck to all the Schoolovisionals!!!
Schoolovision forever!🙂

Lithuania - Braid of folk songs

This year Lithuania celebrates a centennial of restored Lithuania.
Our song is dedicated for this aniversary and weaved from Lithuanian folk songs. Happy songs! Let's celebrate!

Monday, 30 April 2018

England - Enjoy Yourself

Hello to all our lovely eTwinning Schoolovision friends in this wonderful 10th Anniversary year!

England's song this year was originally sung in the 1940s but was made popular in the UK in the 1970s by a band called "The Specials" who came from Coventry, a city just 40 minutes away from Leicester!  The band played 2 Tone and Ska music and were formed with a strong anti-racist focus.  We celebrate cultural diversity in our school and city every day and continue the tradition of promoting peace and harmony and living well together.

We think that we should all focus on the positive, live in the moment and smile a whole lot more ...

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as you wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

Hello we're Mayflower Primary School and we're going to enjoy ourselves first.

It's good to be wise when you're young
'Cause you can only be young but the once
Enjoy yourself and have lots of fun
So glad and live life longer than you've ever done

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as you wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

Get wisdom, get knowledge and understanding
These three were given free by the maker
Go to school, learn the rules, don't be no faker
It's not wise for you to be a footstool

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as you wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think



The Czech Republic - Tři čuníci


This is the Schoolovision song from a new team from the Czech Republic. Our song is called “Three pigs”, it was written by J.Nohavica a Czech singer. It is about three small animals, which set off into the world without fear and with courage and they are singing cheerfully a they want to have a good time and get to know the world. We think the joy is the key for happiness.

In the video you can see our small town and the places where we have a nice time together.

We hope you will like it and sing with us! Ui, ui, ui, ui, uiiii ...

HERE WE GO!  ...




You can find the English words of the song here.

Lined up in a row
Three small piglets go
In the mud they plod on
Through rain, sleet or snow
With no bags they go
The way they don´t  know
Setting off into the world,
singing gladly as they go

Ui, ui, ui (oink, oink) (squeal,squeal)

Left and right foot step 
Now front and the rear 
Three small piglets go, go
going together
Munching rye they go
Ears ring to and fro
Setting off into the world,
Singing gladly as they go

Ui, ui, ui, (oink, oink)

Cars are going there
Here the lorries go
Three small piglets, go, go
following their nose
Staring as they go
People do not know
For what these small piglets here are
Singing so gladly as they go

 Ui ui ui

When it starts to rain
a break in the cloud
They snuggle together
snout to little snout
In a lightning show
drops patter as they go
in the rain and in foul weather
singing gladly as they go 

Ui Ui Ui

When they´re out of breath
When their hooves are sore
They sit at a small well
high above the shore
Looking down their nose
At their splashing toes
They rest there just for a moment
and on again as they go

After many years
since the world was named
three times they crossed the globe
there and back again
Lined up in a row
Look there there they go
Let´s go along with them and sing
gladly their song as we go


Good luck everyone!

              

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Germany - Wenn überall Land wär


Our entry for Schoolovision's anniversary edition plays with languages - also made up ones, and talks about making friends with people from around the world.


Wenn überall Land wär‘ und nirgends mehr Meer,
dann holt‘ ich mir Freunde von überall her.

Den einen vom Nordpol, den ander'n vom Nil
und einen vom Ganges, das wär‘ nicht zu viel.

Aus Hütten und Häusern, aus Zelt und Iglu.
Die Buben, die Mädchen, die nähm‘ ich dazu.

Dann springen wir alle - schwarz, weiß, groß und klein -
die Straße hinunter und laden dich ein.


If there were land everywhere and no sea anymore,
then I would bring friends from everywhere.

One from the North Pole, the other from the Nile
and one from the Ganges, that wouldn’t be too much.

From huts and houses, from tent and igloo.
The boys, the girls, I’d take them along.

Then we’ll all black, white, big and small
jump down the street and invite you, too.

Georgia

Austria - Hello!


We say HELLO and GOOD LUCK to all our „Schoolovision-Friends“! At this very special occation of Schoolovision 2018 let us reflect the last nine years of this wonderful eTwinning project. We are glad to be a part of it! For this reason we composed this song including details of the past contributions. It´s a little bit of a sentimental journey. Have fun watching our video – maybe some of you can remember our previous songs?


Happy birthday „Schoolovision“ !!

Malta - A Glimpse At Us

Our song takes us round our island's heritage and rich history during an important year when Valletta, our capital, is designated as the European Capital of Culture. Malta is celebrating cultural diversity as it got great influences from other nations who invaded and ruled Malta throughout history. This can be seen in many of our magnificent buildings, traditions and language. As the number of migrants is increasing, we are somehow living a part of our past history once again.
I really hope you will enjoy our song as you travel with our children from place to place.
Good luck to all participants!


Slovenia - School song



The song from Slovenia is made by ourselves. We have decided to sing about our school life. The lyrics speaks about pride, heartbeat, curiosity, knowledge of students from our school.
The content of the lyrics can be summed up as follows:

Many windows one can see
and behind them heads as many as the sea.
Many heads eager for knowledge
at our school in the center of Domžale.

Tiny sea of happiness
and baskets filled with laughter,
 hope and desires to be successful.

 At our school in Domžale center
with the joy of eager heads,
learning, creating, winning gold competing.

The voice of all from Venclja Perka School is spreading
through decades and all this time
with dignity and with chins up
we take it high all the way to the sky.

The song was written by our teacher Darja Hristovski Kandušer and composed by me (Katja Erban). Our students love this song and we hope it will become our school anthem.

It was hard to find the time for rehersing the voice and instrumental part, for recording and filming a video. We made it. Now we are so proud of the end result.

Enyoj.

Good luck to all!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Scotland - Build Up


Who would have thought, way back in early 2009, that we'd be here in 2018 for the 10th edition of what has become eTwinning's most famous, longest running and most prize-winning project of all? As the project founder, I am as proud now of the project as when it began 10 years ago.
Probably even more so, as the standard of entries keeps improving each year!
For 2018, Scotland are performing the song "Build Up", a feel-good tune that encourages all of us to be kind and loving to each other.
In today's world, what can be more important than that?

Thanks go to Fischy Music for allowing us to use one of their songs for the second year running!
Best wishes to all participants, pupils and teachers, and good luck as we celebrate 10 fantastic years of Schoolovision!

Portugal - O Tapete Mágico - The Magic Rug


Portugal’s entry: “O Tapete Mágico”- “The Magic Rug”

2018  is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, so we decided to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritage with our famous Arraiolos Rug.
As we all know, cultural heritage shapes our identities and everyday life, so it is important to preserve it and pass it on to future generations.
Arraiolos Rug is a candidate for UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.


Happy 10th Anniversary to all Schoolovisioners!

Good luck to all!

Basque Country (Spain) - Euritan Dantzan

This has been the worst winter ever here. It's been rainning, non-stop, for 6 months. And this is what our song is about "Dancing in the rain". While watching the video you can enjoy with the views of our city, Bilbao. You are welcome to visit it! We hope you enjoy with the song and the video. Good luck to everyone!!

"Dancing in the Rain"

I'm alive and I feel that way.
I'm going all out; today nobody will stop me.
I want to transform this dismal day into a bright day
because I feel like it, today.
In the middle of the street
I don't need anyone else's permission
I start to dance, ie!
Dancing in the street everybody's looking
Dancing in the street It's raining, ah, ah, ah!
It's raining, ah, ah, ah!
A sudden downpour and
I'm jumping in the puddles.
I feel free completely soaked.
And the bouncing raindrops in Ustaritz
as well as in Gasteiz fall the same way.
In the street... Dancing in the rain, dancing in the rain!
In the street! Dancing in the rain, dancing in the rain!
In the street! Autumn and old clothes
What else to be happy?
Our life comes and goes,
but these moments are great.
Besides, I know how to get going
when the going gets tough.
That's the way I am Ie... ie...
Dancing in the street Everybody's looking
Dancing in the street It's raining, ah, ah, ah!
It's raining, ah, ah, ah!
A sudden downpour and
I'm jumping in the puddles.
I feel free completely soaked.
And the bouncing raindrops in Santurtzi
as well as in Iruñea fall the same way in the street...
Dancing in the rain
Dancing in the rain in the street!
Dancing in the rain, dancing in the rain In the street!
Dancing in the rain, dancing in the rain In the street!
Dancing in the rain, dancing in the rain In the street!

Friday, 27 April 2018

Finland - On kaunis talvisää - It's a beautiful winter day

Here is the video from Finland! It's starting to get warm even here in the north now, but our video still celebrates the beaufitul winter we had!
The story tells about sister and brother who like to spend all their time indoors playing with the computer. Their mother tries to tell them to go out instead. 

Finally the children decide to get dressed warmly and to out. And there they are, their friends having a good time playing in the snow. It's a beautiful winter day! Much better choise to spend your time!

We hope you will like our video! The lyrics are by third and fourth graders, who also sang the song. The music was composed by our music teacher and the band members were from highschool. The video was edited by two 8-graders. A true example of co-operation in our school, where grades are from 0 to 9. 

Good luck everyone!


Latvia - Joka pēc alfabēts

Hello!

This is our song about Latvian alphabet. It is funny alphabet. 


If you like you can listen and learn version of this song in English (2017).

Original version in Latvian with animations: https://youtu.be/vAnwsLjszC8

The singer Renārs Kaupers is very famous musician in Latvia. 
We hope you will like! 😉

We have so much fun with this project! 💜

Good luck to all! 
😍

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Russia - R U 1 (of us)


We did it again. Alabuga International School participates for the second time in this extraordinary, funfilled event. Our kids absolutely love this song which was written by some of our teachers and is heard all over the school. We included some voices form last year's entry and found some new talent. The content of the lyrics can be summed up as follows:

Are you ... one of the children that still believe in magic?
Are you ... one of the children with superpowers like love, peace, friendship, understanding and care?
Are you ... one of the curious children?
R U 1 of us?

The Tatar part includes a reference of two mystical folkloristic figures, Su-anasui and Shurale. The children sing that they are not afraid of anything, not even those two. 

We hope you have as much fun watching and listening as we had putting this together.


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Estonia - Oma saar (My Island)


This schoolyear we got a new building for our youngest students. We were all involved designing and dreaming our school. And now we have it - Kotzebue building. The song is about finding your own island. Our new school is an home island for us.

Many thanks to Kait Tamra who allowed to use his beautiful song.

Enjoy:)

Monday, 23 April 2018

Poland - Nie nie nie (No no no)


A song of the famous Polish rock band T.Love.
Lyrics - Muniek Staszczyk, music - Maciej Majchrzak.
Thank you T.Love!

Lyrics in English:
Put the gun on the table
And throw away prejudice
Fascists are everywhere,
And they hate others’ hands
No, no, no…
You can’t kill everyone
That’s impossible – believe me
No, no, no…
It’s too big of a risk
‘Cause our days don’t last too long
    Just don’t tell me this
    Never tell me this
    Just don’t tell me that
    you hate
    Just don’t tell me this
    Just don’t tell me this
    Never tell me that
    you hate me
So think about what’s hurting you
About all the wars that you’ve heard about
It’s always the hardest thing to do -
Say ‘no’ when they say ‘yes’
No, no, no….
Be a positive warrior
When you’re the only one in the battle
Yes, yes, yes…
Too many children already don’t have
Their daddies and mommies

Friday, 13 April 2018

Upload Deadline



We had three weeks left when this counter was started.
Are you ready to upload your anniversary entry? Go for it!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Last Year's Winners

The 2017 edition of Schoolovision was won by our Spanish partners.
Congratulations to them once again!

Until the new songs for the 10th anniversary edition of Schoolovision 2018 appear here, you can enjoy their inspiring performance and also browse all our previous annual websites with several hundreds of videos from all across Europe and beyond. Just select one of the previous editions at the top of the right column. Enjoy!


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Rules

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest final will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, 12 May.



Meanwhile, the 2018 edition of Schoolovision will come to its conclusion on Friday, 11 May, the day before the real Eurovision. Join us in this fun-filled project, as we find out who will be the latest Schoolovision Champions in the 10th anniversary edition of our grand project.


In this very special year of the Schoolovision journey we welcome all members, new and old, to this unique eTwinning project, which guarantees fun for all participants, students and teachers alike, as we learn about each others' cultures through the medium of music and song with the added excitement of a friendly competition.

Full rules below; please read them carefully!


OVERVIEW

Following a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest, Schoolovision 2018 will once again allow one primary school from each eTwinning (Plus) country wishing to participate, to record and upload a song of their choice, to be viewed by all other participants in the project.

In addition, all countries will be asked to evaluate and vote for their favourite songs after they have listened to all the others- and of course, voting for yourself will not be allowed!

You and your class will have until Friday, 4 May to decide upon your song, practise it, video it, and get it uploaded and embedded onto the project blog website, using either YouTube or Vimeo.
Once all songs are uploaded, you will need to get your class to watch all the other countries' entries and decide who will receive your votes. This should be done in the week from Monday, 7 May until Thursday, 10 May.

On Friday, 11 May 2018 you have two choices: You can either join the team for a video conference, starting at 10.00 am CEST time, during which we will announce our votes to each other and total the votes up, so we can establish the winner. Or, if this is not possible, you will be able to watch a recording of the video conference afterwards to see who the winners are, or simply visit the project website, as the results will be posted straight after the video conference finishes.
In any case, you will need to email your votes to Steffen, the project administrator, by Thursday evening (10 May) and NO LATER than 1800 hrs CEST. Thus we will be able to successfully total all the votes from all participating countries and announce who are Schoolovision champions for 2018. The winning school will be sent a specially commissioned trophy!


FULL RULES

1. There can be one entry from each country with an independent status. Usually, this will mean one participating school per country. As a special exception, joint entries of two schools from one country are acceptable.

2. Schoolovision is for primary schools only. In addition, the participants (active singers) must be a maximum of 12 years old during the present school year. Their turning 13 in between is acceptable.

3. All previous entrants will already have received a request, asking you to confirm that you wish to enter the 2018 contest. After your confimation you will receive an invitation (via eTwinning) to become an official partner in the project, followed later by a separate invitation to contribute to the project blog. You need to sign up for the blog, whereby you will be able to upload your finished song in due course.

In addition, please send Steffen a photograph of your school and the link to its website, so that everyone can see which countries and schools are participating this time.

4. The song you choose to sing should be one of your choice, hopefully chosen in collaboration with your pupils, and can be sung in any language. It can be a well-known song, or an original song that perhaps no-one else will have heard of- it's up to you!
However, it MUST be connected to your country in some way. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF THE SONG HAS BEEN COPYRIGHTED, YOU MUST GET PERMISSION BEFORE USING IT.

5. Musical accompaniment is permitted but only in the following way: Members of your class (your pupils) who wish to play musical instruments can do so, and your song can have adult help who could for example, play a piano or a keyboard to lead the tune of the song. Alternatively, you can use a CD for the tune (but without the original singer's voice) - but your children MUST do the singing!

6. All entries MUST be completed and uploaded by Friday, 4 May at the latest. When your song is ready, it is your task to post the video of your song to the project website via www.blogger.com using the embed code provided by either YouTube or Vimeo. All files must be uploaded by Friday, 4 May, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following week, Monday, 7 May till Thursday, 10 May.

7. Once you and your pupils have watched each entry and chosen your favourites, please email your choices to Steffen before 1800 hrs CET on THURSDAY, 10 MAY.
YOU MUST NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY!

7.a As of 2018 we are adopting the latest ESC rule according to which 50 % of the votes are given by an expert jury, in this case us teachers. As we are not technically able to copy the exact voting process of the ESC, we will install it in such a way that all partners will mix their national pupil votes with their own teacher votes before sending them in. This new process will also render the teacher votings we performed in previous years unnecessary.

8. It is always a great experience to receive positive and encouranging comments. By participating in this project, you also agree to encourage your pupils to write such comments under the videos of their partners. Equally, you will reserve some time to write a number of comments yourselves. You are welcome to encourage colleagues and parents to follow your example, thus making the great work of your pupils and yourselves more known and positively regarded, just as the whole Schoolovision project.

9. In the earlier years of this project all countries' entries were listed according to their results. However, since some partners were unhappy with the unequal chances (perhaps due to different availability of technical and muscial support in the various countries), a new rule was installed in 2016. All partners can choose if they wish to be listed with the full result or if they just wish to be named including a link to their entry. The top 20 scores will be published automatically; all others may opt in to be listed with their actual results.

GOOD LUCK to all countries, and enjoy making your own and watching all the other entries, too!
May the best overall entry win the contest!

*** As said above, the whole point of Schoolovision is that you try to sing something that relates to your country. If you compose your own song- fantastic! Over the past years, we have had some really outstanding compositions by various Schoolovision teams.
If you choose to sing a song that has already been recorded previously, then it MUST be culturally relevant to your own country. If you're unsure whether your song idea complies with this rule, please contact Steffen and Marek.