Monday 16 June 2014

Winners with their trophies

Pictured above are the lead singers from the winning team in Brno, Czech Republic, with their 2014 winners' trophy.
Meanwhile, below, all the pupils from Ceip Valsequillo school in Gran Canaria gather to celebrate, with some of the singers from the Spanish team, holding their 2nd place trophy.

And below here, you can see pupils from the 3rd placed school in Israel, with their trophy too.
Congratulations again to the top 3 schools, as well as everyone else for helping to ensure Schoolovision 2014 was another successful edition of our wonderful project!

Friday 16 May 2014

special categories

Once again we conducted the special category voting with the help of our international jury of teachers. Below you can see this year's categories and the winning entries.
A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the voting!
Congratulations to our winners!

position country votes
1 France 10
2 Bulgaria 6

position country votes
1 Israel 7
2 Portugal 5
3 Spain 4

position country votes
1 Germany 11
2= Austria 3
2= Israel 3

position country votes
1 Germany 11
2 Malta 3
3= England 1
3= Israel 1
3= Italy 1
3= Lithuania 1
3= Slovenia 1

position country votes
1 Scotland 8
2 Poland 6
3 Malta 2

position country votes
1= England 6
1= Spain 6
3 Malta 5

position country votes
1 Poland 11
2 Belgium 5
3 Portugal 2

position country votes
1 Belgium 13
2 Slovenia 3

position country votes
1 Germany 10
2 Poland 6
3 Spain 1

position country votes
1 Scotland 11
2= Croatia 3
2= Lithuania 3

Friday 9 May 2014

list of results

All the scores of the Schoolovision 2014 contest, including links to the original entries.

position   country    points
1 Czech Republic 247
2 Spain 162
3 Israel 133
4 Belgium 118
5 Portugal 111
6 Iceland 96
7 Norway 85
8 Poland 83
9 Estonia 76
10 Switzerland 73
11 Austria 66
12= France 59
12= Germany 59
14 Scotland 56
15 Malta 50
16 Slovenia 44
17 Basque Country 34
18 Hungary 31
19 Lithuania 20
20 Georgia 19
21 Greece 13
22 Luxembourg 12
23= Finland 10
23= Wales 10
25 England 8
26 Italy 4
27 Romania 3
28= Bulgaria 0
28= Croatia 0
28= Slovakia 0

Breaking News!

Today we had our live vote, which you will be able to view here a little later on, along with a full table of results...
BUT... congratulations to the team from Brno in the Czech Republic, who have won this year's contest with a magnificent total of 247 points!

The live vote can be viewed here. If you only wish to view the summing up, with the totals, click on 1:03:05.

Sunday 4 May 2014

Schoolovision 2014 - wrap up of all entries

Saturday 3 May 2014

Israel - "The other is me"

At first there was nothing, all was dark and boring, everyone was sad, and the discipline spreads the sorrow all around. A colorful joyful child has arrived, and drew everything and everyone, the people, the classroom and the atmosphere with happiness and love

Once I met a different mate,
my heart told me, we are the same.
Maybe he looks unique, or even bizarre ,
and we are not from the same home town.
I realized how nice he is,
and learnt a lesson, a precious mean:
One speaks words, other
uses the sign language
This other is me, I am the other, we all different but have so much of the other
We got many gifts from mother Earth,
while others lack the prosperity that we have.
We cannot take them as granted, we have to
Cherish and value every minute every day.
This other is me, I am the other, we all different but have so much of the other
Some children see the beauty of our world,
others just feel the colors or imagine the sounds.
So thank the good and even the less.
And accept warmly the other mate.

According to our tradition, you should discover your inner beauty . A candle might light
 thousands of candles, and never loses a bit, so our beauty, happiness and qualities we should share with others
We are all different in some way, unique or even bizarre, but our character or even one thing we good at, is our strength and a spark to be proud at. 
Happiness and joy, friendship without any criticism is the way to enrich all of us.
No matter which nationality or religious, we are being defined by, we are all equal, we are all the same
We all have to accept each other and avoid isolation or alienation of others.

The song, lyrics and melody had  been written and composed by two sisters, Maya and Osher Nachom,  7 and 10 years old, whose beloved grandmother got a stroke which effects her ability to speak or express herself properly, but still the world is beautiful, cheerful and full of friends who want to comfort and support.


Friday 2 May 2014

Wales - "Calon Lan"

The Schoolovision entry from Wales this year is Calon Lan.

Schoolovision Wales 2014 from Llangewydd Juniors on Vimeo.

It's a traditional song about wishing for a pure heart and used to encourage support for our national rugby team this year.


England - "Just Look (The Time of Our Beginning)"

Czech Republic - "Karneval"

Can you imagine that Brno is a centre of carnivals? Husova Primary School do so!
Enjoy our song full of energy and joy, enjoy our children´s pictures and have a look how beautiful our city is. Come with us!

Belgium - "Alors on danse"

Hi all of you music-lovers,

This year the Belgian Schoolovision-entry has risen to the next level!

Not only did we sing the vocals in French (Our students speak Dutch at their homes and have been studying French at school for almost 2 years now.), we made our own version of a well known song and we played our song on percussion instruments as well!

This song is much more than just a cover.  Above all it is a tribute to one of Europe’s finest rising stars and to the Belgian Red Devils as the original performer of our song is the maker of the official Belgian Brazil-2014-hymne and we all want Vincent Kompany and his friends to bring home the World Cup on July 13th.

We hope you enjoy our song!  

Be our guest, turn up the volume and do sing and danse along with us!

We want to thank Stromae for allowing us to cover his amazing song and Door Raeymaekers 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 Belgian regards,

The Qworzó-kids

Germany - "a totally normal day"

Bulgaria - "Young in love"

Hello dear schoolovision friends,
We have chosen again a folk Bulgarian song about young people in love who are having fun. My colleague - the music teacher Valentina Nikolova helped for the song! Students from 5th grade are singing, students from 3rd grade are dancing!
I hope you will have fun with our song! Enjoy our song!

Romania - "Girl from the country"

 Our video, this year, envisages the turmoil of a girl from country who is used to work and make a lot of things , but thinking of the times when she will go to the city where she will have new colleagues, with fancy clothes and she will be proud of her work, beauty and talent. With this song we also tried to pay attention of something special: yodelling. Hope you'll like it! And GOOD-LUCK everyone!

Thursday 1 May 2014

Greece - "Milo mou kokkino" (My red apple)

....and here we are! This year Greece sings an old traditional song. 
It is the story of a young man that tries to speak to his girlfriend,
but she doesn't want to!
Is there a happy end? Let's see....

Iceland - "Eftir eitt lag"

Hi everyone, we are happy to take part in Schoolovision once again. We are always waiting for this event in the spring. This is now a special part of our schedule in our schoolwork for many years. But here's our song namedAfter one song”. Song contest (Flatóvision) was held in our school last February and seven songs were performed in order to choose the song that would be the Icelandic contribution in Schoolovision 2014.

This song deals with friendship, as friends find it difficult to separate to go home. They want to stay longer together and chat and that's why they always postpone departing for one more song.

Nine year-old kids in our school won the contest this time and the video was taken when they went skiing in Bláfjöll and when they went bowling in Öskjuhlíð. The spherical structure (Perlan) you see in the video is a restaurant built on top of the hot water supply tanks and from there you can see the whole city (Reykjavík).
Hope you enjoy our melody and our video? Here is the text in Icelandic so you can read and hear how it sounds.

Estonia - "Colourful dreams"

This is our fifth Schoolovision song and I am very proud that this video was created by Karlos (13 years old) who was a singer in 2009 and 2011. The song is about colourful dreams. Dreams give wings to our thoughts.
Enjoy our song:)

Ingrid from Estonia

Portugal - "Está dentro de Ti"

Hello to all Schoolovisioners!
You can listen to our song and take a glance at our beautiful landscape.
We hope you like it!
Remember: It's within you...

Hugs from all of us in Arraiolos, Portugal

Spain - "No importa que llueva"

Hello dear friends,

    This year our pupils have decided to sing a beautiful song called “No importa que llueva”by a famous pop-rock band from the Canary Islands: “Efecto Pasillo”.
                We have changed some parts of the lyrics to transmit you some of the values we work at our school: solidarity, peace, cooperation, ecology , positive and respectful attitude towards each other, … and also hoping and dreaming for a better world.
                Our 287 pupils have participated in this video with great enthusiasm because we believe that: “It doesn’t matter if it rains if I’m close to you”
Love from Canary Islands, Spain.


Italy - "Ciao Mamma"

Ciao from Italy, here comes our entry.   "Ciao mamma"  talks about the joy that music can give to you and the joy to sing all together. We hope you like it . Good luck to everyone
Ciao Mamma_Schoolovision 2014 from Bagheria III Circolo on Vimeo.

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Georgia - "Let the sun rise for a better day"

Hello dear friends!

This year our 4th graders are singing a song  “მზეო გაგვითენე ბედნიერი დღე“ . They sing and wish everybody happiness and prosperous future. 

We hope that you will like and enjoy watching it.All the best from Batumi, Georgia !!!Good luck to everyone!


Basque Country - "Urdanetako Jaietan"


Hello from the Basque Country, Spain.
This year we have composed our own song. It talks about our school's festival. You can see many of the activities that go on during those days.
The second video is just with the lyrics. You can sing with us!  

>Good luck to everyone in the project!

Scotland - "Ca' the Yowes"

Here comes the entry from Scotland. A change in direction this year, with one girl singer, and the rest of the class supporting on guitars.
The song is a very old love song, written by the famous Scots poet, Robert Burns.
Hope you like it...

Hungary - "Seven Color Flower"

Hello, we send our first little film from Budapest, Hungary.
The song was written and composed by our music teacher:

"You, Seven-Colour Flower, 
Please take a miracle to every child:
Let them see the Dream come through"

Croatia - "Protuletje se otpira"

This year we have a folk song from Međimurje in Croatia.
The name of song is Spring is coming!
Song talks about spring, flowers and love!
 We hope you will enjoy this song.
All the best from Virje, Croatia!

Protuletje se otpira from dherbai on Vimeo.

Finland - "Oi Dai"

Happy greetings from Finland! We play and sing “Oi dai”, a traditional Finnish folksong from eastern Finland and the story of the song is telling about happy childhood, dear family and friends.

All the 21 pupils of the class 3A play instruments on this video: KANTELEs (Finnish national instrument), violin, recorder, double bass, xylophones, percussions and the children made the plan for the video and one of the pupils did the filming.

We hope you enjoy the song!

Norway - "Lyden av Høknes"

Hello Schoolovision friends!
The Norwegian contribution is now finished.
We hope you like it - we love it!
Greetings from all of us in Namsos, Norway.

Slovakia - "Folk Band performance"

Hello all European friends,
we are happy to show you a bit of our traditions we sang out.
It is a performance of our folk band VENCEK.

Greetings from SLOVAKIA

Monday 28 April 2014

Austria - "We only want.."

Hello friends,
nice to meet you all again:)

This year we composed our own song!
Our message to all people is to treat our wonderful earth with respect!
We turned our attention to enjoyable living, peace, climate protection,
and ecology!

Have fun singing with us.
(Choose the subtitle in English or German)

Saturday 26 April 2014

France - "Ecolosong"

Hello schoolovisioners !

Here is the French entry !

This year, the lyrics were written by our 9/10 years old pupils, the music was created by our music teacher : Frédéric (you will see him at the end of the video), and the song is sung by my 6/7 years old pupils.

It is about ecology and how everyone should feel concerned by protecting our planet.

We hope you will enjoy listening and watching it as much as we enjoyed recording it !

projetschoolovision2014 from valeriecanty on Vimeo.

Here are the lyrics

Ecolo, moi j'suis écolo
La pollution, c'est pas rigolo
Tout le monde entier le sait
Mais personne ne le fait.

A quoi ça sert d'être sur terre
Si on jette nos déchets par terre
Est-ce que quelqu'un nous sauvera
Ca on ne le sait toujours pas , NON!


Il faut surtout pas polluer
C'est très mauvais pour la santé
Il faudra tout le monde entier
Pour ramasser ce qu'on a fait, OUAIS!

Il faudra tout le monde entier
Pour ramasser tous ces déchets
Et qui sait, demain peut-être
Il y aura encore, des traitres, NON !

Poland - "Song of Wooden Puppets"

Hello friends!
Here the Song of wooden puppets performed by our school theatre "Do góry nogami" which means Upside-down.
The question children ask in this song is if wooden puppets can express emotion, can't they?
You can turn on subtitles to see the lyrics.

All the best from Poland :)