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

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