Monday 20 June 2016

The winners of Schoolovision 2016: UKRAINE

Congratulations to our winners of this year's Schoolovision edition!
Click here to see their original post where you can leave your comments.

Thursday 16 June 2016

The trophy to Iceland for 2nd place

The trophy for second place came to us when all the students were in holidays. But here it is and we say thanks. Kids on the picture were happy with second place in the competition but they will now go to another school next year. Thanks everyone for an enjoyable task. See you next year :-)

7th grade in Flataskóli - Iceland

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Special Categories Competition

Here are the results of the Special Category Voting. 
A big thank you to all who participated in the voting and congratulations to the winners!

Song Message
1st        Israel         45 points
2nd        Cyprus        44 points
3rd        France        31 points

Positive Message
1st        Israel          69 points
2nd        Serbia         23 points
3rd        Slovakia       17 points

National Culture
1st        Armenia       57 points
2nd        Latvia         30 points
3rd        Slovakia       27 points

Cultural Traditions
1st        Latvia         70 points
2nd        Armenia       54 points
3rd        Slovakia       48 points

Self-Made Song
1st        Belgium        62 points
2nd        Malta         52 points
3rd        Israel         51 points

Young Artists
1st        Malta         61 points
2nd        Austria       60 points
3rd        France        59 points

Creative Story
1st        Portugal       66 points
2nd        Switzerland   60 points
3rd        Austria        53 points

Implementation of ICT
1st        England        56 points
2nd        Belgium        42 points
3rd        Spain          18 points

Community Building
1st        Israel         72 points
2nd        France        65 points
3rd        Cyprus        51 points

In-School Production
1st        Italy           68 points
2nd        England        51 points
3rd        Serbia         50 points

Best Actors
1st        Cyprus         72 points
2nd        Spain          62 points
3rd        Lithuania      56 points

Newcomers Special Award
1st        England        51 points
2nd        Serbia         18 points

1st        France        32 points
2nd        Israel         25 points
3rd        Slovakia       24 points

Voices & Singing
1st        Wales         71 points
2nd        Malta         64 points
3rd        Lithuania      61 points
3rd        Norway       61 points
3rd        Serbia        61 points

1st        Serbia         21 points
2nd       Israel          17 points
3rd       Norway         16 points

1st        Lithuania      27 points
2nd        Portugal       22 points
3rd        Israel         17 points

1st        Israel         27 points
2nd        England       23 points
3rd        Lithuania      16 points
3rd        Norway       16 points
3rd        Spain         16 points

Saturday 14 May 2016

press and media reception of SV16

Dear partners!
I would like to collect as much of the media coverage for our project as possible. Please add your links to websites and videos here. You can also screenshot, scan or archive such material in any other suitable way and share it with me. Thank you!

Friday 13 May 2016

Schoolovision Anthem

As announced at the end of the video conference, your partners from Germany and Poland have produced a special video together. It was filmed around the river Neiße/Nysa in the city of Görlitz/Zgorzelec on the bridge which acts as a connection between the two cities and our two countries. We experienced that this place stands as a wonderful symbol for our big international cooperation.

In our texts (from which the lyrics were made) our pupils wrote what this grand project means to us. We hope that you too will like the song which was especially produced for this purpose by the great musician Marie-Laurence Adamowicz.
Please watch and listen, and and let us know if you think this should indeed be the Schoolovision anthem like we are suggesting.

Here's the Karaoke version, freshly made by Marek:


Congratulations to our winners and to all participants of Schoolovision 2016!

Here's the list of the top 20 placements. According to this year's new rule all other placements will only be disclosed if you wish so (which was, as you can see, the case with Switzerland). Partners can still contact me if they wish to see their entry's position published here as well. For full scores please click on the screenshot at the end of this post.

position   country    points
1 Ukraine 249
2 Iceland 202
3 Turkey 199
4 Malta 146
5 Austria 120
6 Portugal 116
7 Spain 105
8 Estonia 92
9= Belgium 89
9= Serbia 89
11 Israel 88
12 England 86
13 Greece 66
14 Poland 59
15 Norway 54
16 Czech Republic 47
17= Cyprus 31
17= Lithuania 31
19 Åland Islands 25
20 Germany 21
21 Switzerland 19

Sorry for having to correct what Anja said in the video conference, England. You are not sharing the position with Israel. Somebody's eyes (he who must not be named) seem to be getting old and weak ... :-)
Congratulations for your 12th place right from the start!

All 35 entries to Schoolovision 2016 in alphabetical order:
Åland IslandsArmeniaAustria,
Basque CountryBelgiumBosnia and Herzegovina,
FYR Macedonia, Malta,
Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal,
Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,


Here's the link to the recording of the Live Video Conference during which all votes for Schoolovision 2016 were given and the winner of this year's contest was announced.

The pre-recorded video vote from FYR Macedonia:

Sunday 8 May 2016

The Schoolovision 2016 Wrap Up

Friday 6 May 2016

The Czech Republic - Witches

We are so glad we are back again after a break in 2015. Our entry is Inka Rybarova´s song again - our children love her songs so much... We hope that you will enjoy it.

Belgium - Samen (Together)

Hi all,

Qworzó is proud to present to you the Belgian entry for Schoolovision 2016!

This year we wanted to go one step furtherThe children wanted to write their own song, a song about friendship.  So this is not a cover or a traditional song restyled, but it truly is the creation of the children in our class!  Not only did they write the lyrics themselves, they created the music too (under the supervision and guidance of Door)! 

We hope you will like it and we would be very interested in reading your comments below!

Good luck to all teams!

Kind regards,

The Belgian team at Qworzó, Merksplas

As the lyrics are in Dutch, we will translate the chorus for you, so you get the main message of the song!

Samen kunnen we alles aan. 
Echte vriendschap blijft bestaan. 
Eender waar het dan ook om draait. 
Iedereen hoort erbij. 

Together everything is possible. 
True friendship never ends. 
No matter what happens. 
Everyone's important!

Cyprus - Geia sou kyrie Menexe

This is Cyprus Schoolovision entry for 2016.
It is a Greek song recorded by us and its title is "Geia sou kyrie Menexe". Our topic this year is about bullying.
Please enjoy!

Latvia - Folk song "Kas kaitēja nedzīvoti"

Latvian Folk Song "Kas kaitēja nedzīvoti" is about life near the great forest where are many wild animals who help to do different works - in the garden, at home etc.
Schoolovision 2016 from Ilze S on Vimeo.

If you wish you can sing with us:

Kas kaitēja nedzīvoti
Diža meža maliņāi?

Pieci brieži man arami,
Sešas stirnas ecējamas.

Ar vilciņu vagu dzinu,
Lapsa vagu metējiņa.

Zaķis kūla kankalīšus,
Ar pakaļas kājiņāmi.

Vārna tāda puspelēka,
Tā bij mana moderīte.

Cielaviņa baltu kreklu,
Tā galdiņa klājējiņa.

Wales - Y Plant Dy Ni - We are the Young.

Llangewydd Junior School is proud to represent Wales again this year. We've had a really busy time in school and have just finished filming today.

We present 'Y Plant Dy Ni'. A favourite song of ours that we sing at least every week. It sings of our place in this world and our hopes for a bright and happy future.

We hope you all enjoy.

Germany - kleine Dinge (small things)

kleine Dinge from FSK on Vimeo.

Poland - Moja Planeta (My Planet)

This year we proudly present the song and the video prepared almost exclusively by students. They used technology they have in their pockets :)
The song of Majka Jeżowska, well-known singer in Poland, is about that we must listen to our planet Earth.

Israel - We Have a Dream

Israel - We Have a Dream

It's the wind of change. It's time to take an action and make the voice of peace heard.
An exceptional relationship in Israel was born in the last few months writing a song. We decided to call it "Educating to Love".

Two peoples, different point of views, however, one can be a witness to the new flame which has come. It is a light of hope, harmony, understanding and pure friendship.
We are all rooted and bound, as the olive trees are to the land. And now let it be known to all that the flood of rain is over.
This song will send our dove, with a branch of an olive tree to spread the message of peace.

The children of the future, 2016, Israel

Serbia - A True Friend

We are so happy to take part in this project for the first time. This song, written by the sixth grade students, talks about the significance of friendship and mutual bonding. The music video was filmed in our beautiful schoolyard. We own special thanks to our little ballerinas.

Finland - The School of the Future

Five classes ( age 10-12) and almost 120 students in our school made the lyrics last year almost two years ago. I gave them the rhythm and they wrote lines about their ideas, hopes and dreams what , how and why they would like to study in the future. The melody is composed, played and arranged by our kind, bright and talented music teacher TUOMAS JAUHIAINEN. The students on this video are my own class, 5.B. They are 11 yrs old now.
For the past two years we in Finland have been redoing our National curriculum as well as local ones. The curriculum work has been the topic also in Mäntsälä: the students, teachers and officials have been working intensively. And now the job is done!!!! - In Mäntsälä at Kirkonkylä school we also made a song, sort of like a rap, about the new curriculum and the school of the future. We made up the words , lyrics , in classrooms  -together: I and the students . It was a lot of fun. "We are friends, we take care of each other, we like to learn and we discover, research and study everywhere, not only at school. We even dream about making excursions to the moon.

The School of the Future from Anna Helin on Vimeo.

Norway - Namsos e byen min

Namsos e byen min- Namsos is my city.
This is Norway`s entry for Schoolovision 2016. It is about a girl having a bright idea about how to make pupils stop bullying eachother, so that friendships between pupils will grow, and how to make our city Namsos a place where bullying is not allowed.

The song is an original song written by the pupils (lyrics and music are written for this project), and it is produced by Olav Kristoffer Hegge Selnes in Rock City Studio, Namsos. The video is made by students from the Media-education at Nord Uiversitet in Steinkjer (Sondre Utheim, Torine Haugmark, Anders Valseth, Anastasia Fedoseeva, Siri Gunnarshaug and Erik Sande). Pictures of the pupils are taken by Photographers Fotokompaniet in Namsos, and Skrythals Records have helped us publish the song on iTunes, where it can be downloaded within a few days.

Looking forward to the final on Friday the 13th!

The Åland Islands - around the whole world

The pupils in Rangsby skola 4th grade proudly present their entry to Schoolovision 2016: Åland – på hela jorden (The Åland Islands – around the whole world)

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. 
Music was composed specially for this occasion by Cajsa Hallbäck (the teachers 18-years old daughter). The lyric theme was chosen to be about Åland. All the pupils have  indiviually described what Åland means to them and what’s unique about our island. 

The conclusion of all the opinions was:
We love Åland! Our wish is that everybody around the world could be friends and live in a peaceful environment, just like we do.

And yes, Åland has its own flag as you can see in the video. We hope you’ll enjoy our video as much as we enjoyed making it J