Schoolovision is a unique eTwinning project, as it brings together the children from countries right across Europe and beyond, from Iceland in the north-west, to as far south-east as Georgia and Azerbaijan!
Browse the schools below, to see who is representing your country, and to see each country's entries over the years since 2009...
Volksschule Wildbach will represent Austria in Schoolovision for the 6th year running. They have been with us from the start, in 2009, and they just get better and better each year! 2009 position -15th 2010 position - 32nd 2011 position - 13th 2012 position -5th 2013 position - 3rd Our website
Colegio Urdaneta from the small town of Loiu close to Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country area of northern Spain are back again to represent the Basque Country. 2010 position- 25th 2011 position - 25th 2012 position - 18th 2013 position - 32nd= Our website
Qworzó is an elementary school in a small village called Merksplas which lays about 70 km north of Brussels. Back for the 4th year, we can be sure of another highly imaginative entry! 2010 position - 11th 2011 position - 14th 2012 position - 17th 2013 position - 11th Our website
122nd Primary school “Nikolai Liliev”, from Sofia are back after debuting in 2013, when they produced a lovely folk song. Welcome again!
ZS Husova school from Brno are back for the 6th year running in 2013. The most successful of all the teams in the contest- welcome back once again! 2009 position - 1st 2010 position - 2nd 2011 position - 1st 2012 position- 8th
One of the original members of the project back in 2009, Church Aston Infants School is situated in Church Aston, by Newport. Now under a new head teacher, we are delighted that they are back for their 6th year of singing! 2009 position - 28th
Gustav Adolf Grammar School is located in Tallinn, in Estonia. In 2012, they took a break, and their place was taken by another close-by school, but they returned to the contest for 2013- and it was great to have them back!
It's a very warm welcome to our newest members from Finland, Mäntsälä Kirkonkylä School, which is situated in Mäntsälä, about 25 minutes north east of Helsinki. The school, nick-named “Kirkkis”, has around 300 pupils, and they are keen to do well. Terveisin!
The "Ecole publique de Florentin" is located in the south west of France, around 75 kilometers north of Toulouse. They represent France for the 6th year in a row! 2009 position - 6th 2010 position - 30th 2011 position - 18th= 2012 position - 34th
Co-promoters of the contest, and back for the 6th year, Freie Schule Kassel is a small school in Kassel, situated in the centre of Germany, close to the former border. Consistently strong and imaginative entries are the hallmark of Freie Schule Kassel!
2009 position - 8th 2010 position - 6th 2011 position - 2nd
We offer a very warm welcome to Homoktovis Primary School from Budapest in Hungary, a school of 500 pupils which specialises in music. It's their first year in the project, and we wish them every success! Our website
We can always look forward to imaginative entries from Flataskoli Gardabaer which is situated not far from the capital of the island, Reykjavík. 2009 position - 4th 2010 position - 1st 2012 position - 7th
Israel were the overall winners in SV13 last year, and their teacher is back, but with a new school in 2014. Osishkin School is the heart of Ramat- Hasharon City's Community, and we welcome them very warmly into this year's contest! 2013 position - 1st
Back for the 5th year in 2014, the Sicilian school from Bagheria, 3° Circolo Luigi Pirandello, represent Italy. 2010 position - 17th 2011 position - 12th 2012 position - 13th
Høknes barneskole, which is located in Namsos - a small town in the middle part of Norway, joined us in 2012- and they ended up as overall champions! Now back for a 3rd year running, they have brought great professionalism to the project!
"Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1" is located in the town of Bogatynia, in the south-west of Poland. Back for the 6th year running, they were one of the very first partners in the project, and their teacher kindly designs the blog header image each year for us. Dziękuję Marek!
2009 position - 5th 2010 position - 5th 2011 position - 3rd 2012 position - 11th
EB 2,3/S Cunha Rivara represent Portugal for the 6th year running. The school is situated in Arraiolos, near Évora. After 4 years of positions in the lower half of the results, 2013 was a breakthrough year, with a superb song and video, which captured the imagination of us all and catapulted the class and their teacher to national TV stardom! 2009 position - 19th 2010 position - 26th 2011 position - 24th 2012 position - 33rd
Yester Primary School, in the village of Gifford, represent Scotland in Schoolovision for the 56th year running. Their teacher is the very proud creator of the whole project! 2009 position - 13th 2010 position - 3rd 2011 position - 20th= 2012 position - 4th
Last year in 2013, the primary school from Domzale, a town 15 km northeast of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia roared back to the project, having taken part in the very first year. They performed strongly, and want to do well again in 2014! Good luck!
In 2013 our new entrants from Schule Gsteig-Feutersoey,a small school with all nine grades and a kindergarten near Gstaad in the Bernese Alps exploded into the project with a highly controversial yet innovative song which provoked much discussion, and brought them deserved national TV exposure.
It was also the first time a cow had featured in a Schoolovision song! I wonder what they might produce in 2014?
Llangewydd Junior School represent Wales, for the 6th year in a row, having been in the project since the very start. How about a win in 2014, Wales? 2009 position - 16th 2010 position - 18th 2011 position - 5th 2012 position - 30th=
Schoolovision has won 1st prize in several International Awards. In its first year, it was triumphant in the Global Junior Challenge, the eLearning Awards and the eTwinning Awards in 2010. In 2012 it was successful at the Medea Awards. In 2013, the project was awarded a special recognition for outstanding collaboration over the period 2009 - 2013 at the eTwinning European Conference in Lisbon.
It's difficult to believe, but we are now into the 6th year of Schoolovision, the project having been created early in 2009, as an idea to link primary schools from across Europe using the eTwinning platform in a project based on the Eurovision Song Contest.
Each participating country has the chance to choose a song, sing it and video it, before uploading it to the blog by the cut-off date, usually around 1 week before the real ESC. Then, all the pupils in all the participating countries watch and evaluate all the songs, before voting for their own personal favourite, usually the day before the real ESC. For this extra special live vote, we use the webcam conferencing tool, FlashMeeting.
Then, in 2011, our previous winners ZS Husova from Brno in the Czech Republic came roaring back, winning the 3rd edition of Schoolovision in fine style, with their outstanding entry, Jaro.
Then, in 2012, we expanded eastwards, with new entries from several countries, including Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan which helped take our total number of partners to 38, our largest to date. The standards also went up even further, and incredibly, all the top 3 entries came from new entrant schools! The winners were Hoknes barneskole, from Namsos in Norway, with Ærlighet varer lengst, a quite brilliant entry!
In 2013, our expansion east was recognised by eTwinning, and we were awarded a very special certificate for our "outstanding collaboration and contribution to eTwinning" at the European Conference in Lisbon. Two months later, and one of our newest countries, Israel, triumphed with an equally outstanding entry, their very own tribute to the only Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon, lost in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster.
So, in 2014, what can we expect in the following few months? Lots of quite wonderful entries!