Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Sweden - Better Together

Greetings from Helsingborg and Sweden! This time last year I was very interested when Anneli Hill, and the team of Swedish teachers, told the rest of the staff about Schoolovision and showed us the entry that our PYP5 students had worked so hard on. Being an almost lifelong fan of Eurovision, I don't think our other PYP1 teacher, Magdalena Simons, was too surprised when I "convinced" her that PYP1 should enter in 2017! With her musical talents, my organisational skills and Anneli's expertise in Schoolovision, I knew we could make it happen! We were very lucky that one of the music teachers, in our school, Per Kincaid, had written a song, years ago, called "Wonder Song" and he was willing to allow us change the lyrics for the competition. With the help of our students and many other staff we wrote "Better Together" and are very proud of what our 47 6-7 year old students have achieved! A big thanks to Simon Vickers for filming and editing our video, to Anneli Hill for helping us to write the Swedish chorus, to Sally Drury for helping the children practice the song in music lessons, and helping us to write the song and to Mike Black for helping with everything!! This was a zero budget production, The International School of Helsingborg is a public school in the south west of Sweden, with very passionate students, staff and parents! We are so excited about the 12th of May and look forward to hearing all of the entries and deciding how to cast our votes! Thank you for all the lovely feedback we have already received! Best of luck, everyone! Kind regards, Helen MacGrath

48 comments:

  1. A strong and positive message presented through a nice song and beautiful images. Thank you!

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  2. I can't imagine a stronger message for children across Europe and indeed the world to learn right now.
    Wonderful! Well done Sweden, and good luck from Scotland.

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  3. Isla from Scotland27 April 2017 at 12:48

    Great song, amazing actions, and really good Sweden!!!:)

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  4. Emma Isobel from Scotland27 April 2017 at 12:48

    Hello we really liked the view!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Libby and Bella from Scotland27 April 2017 at 12:55

    I like your actions!

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  6. Culbin from scotland27 April 2017 at 12:58

    I like the song and acting Culbin from scotland

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  7. Ronnie from Scotland27 April 2017 at 12:58

    The song was AMAZING!!!! and I enjoyed it a lot! :D

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  8. Nathan from Scotland27 April 2017 at 12:59

    Great song, I enjoyed the actions. Well done!

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  9. Looked great fun.

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  10. Sebastian from Scotland27 April 2017 at 13:20

    Great! a song about positivity and representing your country not many songs are like this!

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  11. Jamie from Scotland27 April 2017 at 13:25

    I liked the end of the song i thought it was amazing!

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  12. Michela from Malta27 April 2017 at 14:45

    it was good I really liked it

    from Michela,Malta

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  13. Great song amazing kids!
    Yovana
    Malta

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  14. very nice I love the vedio
    good luck
    Chayenne Abela
    malta

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  15. Nice video good luck !!

    Ismail Demir
    Malta

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  16. Nice video by Sweden.

    Wayne Spiteri
    Malta

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  17. You are so cute and the song has a strong message. Good luck!
    Ingrid from Estonia

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  18. Nice song good luck

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  19. Nice song good luck

    Mariah abdilla
    Malta

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  20. Lovely song and kids. Best wishes from Malta 🇲🇹
    Regards,
    Maria

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  21. good job I love your enter
    good luck for voting
    Kristina Zammit
    Malta

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  22. Your message is our message!
    We like your video and song:)
    Greetings from Team Austria and
    best wishes!

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  23. Amazing song, amazing video! And a very-very good message! Amazing! Thank you!
    Hungary,
    Csilla

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  24. Nice scenery and song! Good luck!!

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  25. Isla from Scotland2 May 2017 at 19:54

    Well done Sweeden

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  26. Ben from Scotland7 May 2017 at 15:17

    Great message in your song. Very good job Sweden!

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  27. Great song..powerfull message and wonderful kids...Well Done..Gooo Swedeen!!!

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    1. Yeeeeey! You're totally right! These kids Rock!!!! :) WOW

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  28. Great song, powerful message and wonderful kids..Excellent job!
    Goooo Swedeeeeen❤

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    1. Yes, you are correct, very powerful message indeed!

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  29. I love that video - such a great message - BETTER TOGETHER! You obviously really enjoyed the song and are really clever to be able to sing it in 2 languages. The shots around Sweden look amazing too. You should be really proud. Well done.

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  30. great song, excellent job!
    Eirin,Norway

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  31. Nice song and cute people

    Veslemøy, Norway

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  32. Very nice song and video

    Ine Amalie, Norway

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  33. Best performance Everrrrrr!

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  34. Grate hear to such a lovely song with kids

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  35. ❤️❤️

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  36. ❤️❤️Vanessa azar from lebanon

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  37. Loveee💖💖💖💖
    hanady karam from Lebanon

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  38. What a video! So cutee 😍😍
    Nanoo form lebanon

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  39. ❤❤😻😻💖💖💖♥♥♥♥

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  40. Wonderfull song and performance.
    good luck Sweden!

    Gaby Azar, Lebanon

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