Friday, 12 May 2017

The Sky is the Limit 2.0


Students from Germany, Armenia, Austria, England, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland united :)

Flashmeeting

http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/fm/0c6ea8-19440

It's such a shame that FlashMeeting let us down right in the middle of Hungary giving their votes!
What happened before this Europe-wide server crash is still worth watching, so as usual here's the link to (what remains of) the recording of the Live Video Conference for Schoolovision 2017:
http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/fm/0c6ea8-19440

Scores

Congratulations to our winners and to all participants of Schoolovision 2017!

Here's the list of the top 20 placements. According to the rules only the top 20 entries are listed with their results. For full scores click on the screenshot at the end of this post.

position country points
1 Spain 214
2 Malta 207
3 Ukraine 191
4 Iceland 144
5 Austria 127
6 FYR Macedonia 109
7 Turkey 94
8 Estonia 90
9 Germany 85
10 Bosnia and Herzegovina 70
11 Slovakia 63
12 Norway 62
13 Serbia 60
14 Russia 56
15 Moldova 48
16 Wales 37
17 Scotland 36
18 Greece 35
19 England 32
20 Netherlands 30
All participating countries in alphabetical order:

Åland Islands, Armenia, Austria
Basque Country, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia, Czech Republic
England, Estonia
Finland
Germany, Greece
Hungary
Iceland, Italy
Latvia, Lithuania
FYR Macedonia, Malta, Moldova
Netherlands, Norway
Poland
Russia
Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
Turkey
Ukraine
Wales


Sunday, 7 May 2017

This is Schoolovision 2017

Enjoy the collection of short clips from the videos of all 33 countries that participated this year. You are kindly invited to share a link to this website, write encouraging comments below our video posts and contact us via eTwinning Live or by commenting here if your country is not represented yet and you would like to join us for the 10th anniversary of Schoolovision in 2018.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Ukraine - My Planet Earth

Greetings from Ukraine!

The vocal studio "Caramel" of Cherkasy gymnasia 31 is very glad to be aboard this adventure ship called Schoolovision 2017 ! We’ve set sail to some of the planet’s best kept secrets: Love, Friendship, Peace, Understanding, Happiness.

Our song is an appeal to protect our planet, to make it the best place to live in. Everything depends on us, there are millions of us! The world that we live in is beautiful and fragile. We should remember that Earth needs to be saved every single day, realize the importance of taking care of our planet. It’s the only home Earth. Planet Earth may be at greater risk than ever before with the emergence of dramatic impact that humankind has had on the natural world within his own lifetime.



We are holding our planet
In the palms of mine and yours,
Let us save the Earth together
Without fights,without wars.
We are holding our planet
In the palms and hearts of gold
Drums of joyfulness are playing
We are millions in the world

We are singing why protecting our planet is vital and why it is our responsibility to save and preserve it. There are millions of us who are holding our planet in the palms! 

We hope you will enjoy our song, clip and sand animation.
Warmest regards to all the participants!!!

Belgium - On écrit sur les murs

Hi all of you music lovers,

The 45 final year pupils of Qworzó - Merksplas - Belgium our very proud to present to you the Belgian entry for Schoolovision 2017.

The mother tongue of our pupils is Dutch and since we learn French in school as it is the second largest official language in our country, we wanted to sing a song in French.

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 full HD!

We want to thank Marc and Paul for helping us with the music! Special thanks to Rene for his drone camerawork!

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

Good luck to all in this contest!

Kind regards,

Team Belgium

FYR Macedonia

Dear Schoolvisioners,
We are so happy to present you our first Schoolvision song.
Song of love
The song also shows traditional instruments
Enjoy watching it!

Turkey - Colorful

Dear Schoolovisioners!
We are so happy and excited to present you our second Schoolovision song on behalf of Turkey.
Enjoy watching it!



Iceland - Nótt (Tonight)

Here comes our song. Now our song is sung in Icelandic and it is called Tonight. This time, it's the boys who take care of Iceland's contribution with the help of two girls. They are in 6th grade or 11 years old. The sport teacher helped with the recording of the melody and the computer teacher helped with the editing. Student's teachers helped with the video recording. The song focuses on love and the night and was one of the songs that participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in Iceland this year. The video is taken in the school's environment, but we have a beautiful environment that we are so proud to show you like the beach, the lava, the lake, the brook, the clear climate and more. We are proud to be in this project and it is always exciting to see the other videos from you.


Czech Republic - Gold Fish

Hello everybody from the Czech Republic. We are happy to be a part of Schoolovision family. Our song is written by Inka Rybarova again and it is about a goldfish - maybe you can find it in Brno dam...
The video is a work of Marek Novotny, our former pupil and a student of the Secondary School of Art and Design here in Brno. We hope you will enjoy it.


Slovakia - Farby (Colours)



It's been exciting until the last moments!
The lyrics were written by a few pupils and edited by teachers. The piano teacher from Art School in Ivanka pri Dunaji then made the music. Two parents helped our enthusiastic teachers and superb kids to  record the voices, film the video and edit everything. All the participants really enjoyed making the song, so we hope you will feel the energy :-)
Good luck to everyone!

The Colours

My dear little Barbie, Barbie
Likes all the colours, colours
She loves wearing white T-shirts
And walking in white trainers
She also wears yellow blouses
Painted with dark purple roses

What does Barbie dream about?
What desire is in her heart?
To see all the colours of the world
Sing one chorus all along

Let’s put up our hands
Rainbow shining above heads
Ooh aah, ooh aah
Fill up all the seas
Put on your foot down please
Ooh aah, ooh aah
Don’t turn on the TV now
Show everyone who you are

Not only my little Barbie
Likes all the colours and sea
I also love wearing white T-shirts
And walking in white trainers
I also wear yellow blouses
Painted with dark purple roses

What do I dream about?
What desire is in my heart?
To see all the colours of the world
And sing one chorus all along

Let’s put up our hands
Rainbow shining above heads
Ooh aah, ooh aah
Fill up all the seas
Put on your foot down please
Ooh aah, ooh aah
Don’t turn on the TV now
Show everyone who you are

We look around us every night
We send the colours in the sky
We look around us every night
We send the colours in the sky

Don’t turn on the TV now
Show everyone who we are
Blue as the sea
Our hands are up free
Ooh aah ooh aah
Blue as the sea
Our hands are up free!

The Åland Islands - You can do it too!


The pupils in Vikingaåsens skola 3rd and 5th grade proudly present their entry to Schoolovision 2017:


You can do it too!

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.

The music to our song was composed especially for this occasion by our music teacher Fredrik Erlandsson. The lyrics were written by all the pupils in 5th grade. It partly tells about Åland and the importance of the sea, partly about how you can do everything and if you don’t succeed at once – just keep on trying!

We hope you’ll enjoy watching our video as much as we enjoyed making it! 


Verse 1
På Åland har vi hav och strand, och vi vet att det är vårt land, när vi åker från hamn till hamn.
Öar har vi många av, dom är spridda på vårt hav, färjorna åker fram och tillbaks.

Refrain 1
Here´s what we like to do – dance and sing – you can do it too!
Here´s what we like to do – kick a ball – you can do it too!
Here´s what we like to do – ride a bike – you can do it too!
Here´s what we like to do – rabbit jump – just keep on trying!

Verse 2
The Åland Islands are between Finland and Sweden and it seems, like they are floating in the sea.
People are coming from all around, you can hear it in the sound, this is a peaceful place to be.

Refrain 2
Here´s what we like to do – swim and dive – you can do it too!
Here´s what we like to do – jump around – you can do it too!
Here´s what we like to do – play some games – you can do it too!
Here´s what we like to do – catch a fish – just keep on trying! 

Refrain 3
Here´s what we like to do- å-e-å- you can do it too!
 - Just keep on trying!

Croatia - Kad si sretan

Hello from Virje, Croatia!
This year we have made a video for a song which all the children around the world know.
We hope you are singing with us!


Norway - Hjerteslag (Heartbeat)



This year's contribution is centered around the theme of refugees. The pupils want the world to know that we sympathize with the refugees coming to Norway, and that we want to do our best to include them in our school and in society as a whole.

Here are the lyrics of the song translated into english:

Heartbeat
You came sailing here in a boat, 
away from your home, and you cried. 
You were so afraid when you came to our school.
You can come home with me,
become my very best friend. 
Even though you come with big wounds.

You have come ...

Your heart beats, and your feet walk and walk.
You have come to a city where you are new.
We just want everything to be alright,
so that nobody wants to leave.

Refrain:
No heartbeats,
can pass without us seing them clearly.
Nothing can strengthen more
than you coming ...

You ran away from your country,
tiny and scared.
You came here to get peace and quietness
We will help your wounds to heal,
we want to build a bridge of friends.
You are going to be here for many years ahead. 


You have come ... 
Your heart beats, and your feet walk and walk.
You have come to a city where you are new.
We just want everything to be alright,
so that nobody wants to leave.

Refrain:
No heartbeats,
can pass without us seing them clearly.
Nothing can strengthen more
than you coming ...

Rap/ poem in arabic. (Lyrics are in the video) 

Refrain: No heartbeats,
can pass without us seing them clearly.
Nothing can strengthen more
than you coming ...

No heartbeats,
can pass without us seing them clearly.
Nothing can strengthen more,
than you coming home,
than you coming home.        

Bosnia and Herzegovina - My Land Bosnia

Hi from Žepče, Bosnia and Herzegovina! We're coming from the Kindergarten "Don Ivica Čondrić". Our children, our little students, are 2-6 years old. Shooting for Schoolovision was a real challenge for us because our children are very young, still, it was a lot of fun :)! All the children participated in the video and some of them recorded an audio track.  Our goal was to present our country, so we chose the song "My Land Bosnia". The song speaks about the beauties of our country, hills and the sea, about our native land, clear waters and how proud of it we are. We are soooo happy to be a part of Schoolovision!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Estonia - Strange Machine



This year we decided just to sing and show how beautiful the voices can be. The song is about a strange machine.

The author of the video is Jaagup Tuisk who is a student in the 9th grade.

Many thanks to Jan Graps who allowed to use his father's song.

A Strange Machine

What is this noise?
The floor is shaking
I can't sleep
The ground is rumbling.

What kind of strange machine
would make such a racket?
Yeah yeah yeah

I work all day
Then I go to bed
But I can't sleep
The machine is mad.

What kind of strange machine
would make such a racket?
Yeah yeah yeah

When my grandpa
in the old days
Grabbed a zither
Everyone would dance.

What kind of a strange machine
gave rise to all this dancing?
Don't know, don't know

Now the times are different
The houses are bigger
The crowds are wriggling underneath
The band is playing on the stage

What kind of a strange machine
gave rise to all this dancing?
Don't know, don't know

Spain - Under The Same Sun



CEIP Valsequillo would like to share with you 'Under The Same Sun'. This lively entry involves singing, dancing, laughing, playing, listening, sharing, dreaming and learning in a fun way.
Moreover, we want to take advantage and highlight the importance of the world we live in, care about it and avoid its destruction. Here we show you what has been a treasure for us. The children, teachers, families and many people have collaborated with enthusiasm to make this wonderful entry possible yet again in the precious project: Schoolovision 2017.
This year we have worked with different rhythms and the students have been enriched by having recorded the video in different places on our amazing island, Gran Canaria.
We hope to transmit the light, colour and joy we want to share through this song "Under The Same Sun" by Álvaro Soler. Definitively we are all brothers "Under The Same Sun" in one world.

Wales - Made in Wales




This year's entry from Wales is a simple song about how we feel about our country. We learnt the song not knowing it was going to be our Schoolovision entry. We just love the song! We hope you love it too!!

The song was written by Rob Allen who has written many other excellent songs about Wales. He has very kindly allowed us to use the song and provided the music for us to sing to.

Serbia - Eco Forest

This year we present Serbia in a different light with trumpets and Balkan melodies, performed by our young orchestra. The trumpet is a symbol of our region, the western part of Serbia. It takes a very important place in our tradition, since the beginning of the 20th century.
The theme of our funny song has a universal ecological message. It's about importance of saving our Nature and environment. Our students are involved in many ecological activities.
Also we are very proud to have a successful puppet workshop in our school. Therefore, some of these puppets take part in this spot.
Wish you'll have fun and enjoy our music!

P.S. If you want to have a translation press the subtitle button.


Poland - Hej, hej, dobry dzień (Hey, hey, good day)


Hi eTwinners, Hi Schoolovisioners
The lyrics say: Hey today is good day, if not, change it! We wish you all only good days! 

Singers are from classes 3B, 4A, 5D and 6B. Scenes are prepared by School Theater "Upside down". Animations made by class 5D. Boomwhackers: class 2C. Around 80 students took part in this event.

Good luck to everyone! :)

Armenia - Oh, the roads, roads...


Dear friends, our song is finally ready. The song is in Armenian and it is about spring, sun, travelling and of course, Love.

Moldova - Hora din Moldova

Hello to everyone from the Republic of Moldova!
We present our song “ Hora from Moldova”.
We are very proud of our small but beautiful country.
We love our orchards,vineyards and fields. We have rich and wonderful culture.
Especially we love to dance our national dances. Hora is a kind of dance.
It is danced traditionally at every important event. It unites people and makes them feel they are not apart. It is an old dance and reflects our identity.
Enjoy our video and song! Welcome to Moldova! Let’s sing and dance altogether!
Good luck to all participants!


Italy - Nel Blu dipinto di Blu-Volare (to Fly)

Hello dear friends,the italian entry is ready. This year we have chosen one of the most famous italian song: "Nel Blu dipinto di Blu" Volare (to Fly) because our etwinning adventure has been and still is, like a wonderful flight. Thank you to everyone and enjoy our song.



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Finland - Tapio, the king of forest

Hello all!

Wonderful videos here already! Good luck, everyone!

Finland is celebrating our 100 years of independence in 2017, 
so this is a special year for us.
We chose a song about the mythological king Tapio of Finnish forest.
The story is very nice about good creatures winning the bad ones.

We hope you will enjoy our song!
 

Latvia - Cepamdziesma (Baking Song)


Germany - Raccoons (Waschbär'n)

Did you know that (besides all of its previously mentioned superlatives) Kassel is also the European capital of raccoons? Since the first four animals were set out in the woods near our annual school camping paradise at lake Edersee, their population has grown rapidly. Step by step the raccoons enlarged their territory and travelled on. Today we have many, many of those cute but naughty animals living right here in Kassel with us. Only that they sleep when we wake, as it says in our song.

Their time of arrival in Kassel may have coincided with another special event in the history of our city: 30 years ago our Freie Schule Kassel was founded! We are going to celebrate this grand anniversary for a full weekend in June, probably singing along to the tune of our "Waschbär'n" song which was written especially for this event by our wonderfully creative school musicians.

Oh, I think I can hear something outside in the school garden. Let me quickly check ...

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Basque Country - Aldapan gora


Hi Schoolovisioners,

This is our eighth Schoolovision, which is  a great challenge for us.
The song for this year is "Aldapan gora". It is a famous new song for kids in the Basque Country, nowadays.
Our 6th graders got it ready with the help of their teacher, Cristina.
Good luck to everyone!!!


Monday, 1 May 2017

Lithuania - Song of the Grasshoppers


Greece - The Seagull "O Glaros"

Hello from Lesvos and Greece! 
We are so happy again this year for making our videoclip! 
It talks about a seagull, a boat, a butterfly, an elm..... 
....about spring, love, happiness!! 
We are preparing for summer...
so we tried to give you a picture of the Aegean sea.... the blue Greek sea! 
If you want a translation, you can press the button "subtitles" on video. 
If you don't...just enjoy the melody and the scenery! 

Good luck to everyone....!