Friday, 16 November 2012

SV wins again!

Pictured above is Steffen Töppler, receiving the audience award for best project, at the Medea Awards, in Brussels, on 14th November.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Medea Awards 2012

We are delighted to announce that Schoolovision 2012 has been selected as a finalist in the annual Medea Awards which will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 14th November. The project is one of nine finalists, chosen from a total of 213 entries from 32 different countries. We have our fingers crossed for a good result on 14th November!

Monday, 11 June 2012

The 2012 winners, Norway, with their trophy!

Here are the winners from Norway, with their trophy. Many congratulations once again from all the team!
Click on the photo for a larger version.

Saturday, 26 May 2012


This is the official voting table for Schoolovision 2012.
Find out how your entry has scored with the other partners.

Friday, 25 May 2012

The SV12 champions are...

Congratulations to the whole Schoolovision team of countries for a fantastic contest in 2012!
The votes have been counted, and the results are as follows!
Pupils from Høknes school in Norway celebrate the moment they learned they were crowned champions!

1st   Norway 288
2nd   Ukraine 206
3rd   Spain 188
4th   Scotland 182
5th   Austria 160
6th   Germany 148
7th   Iceland 130
8th   Czech Republic 96
9th   Georgia 87
10th   Bosnia Herzegovina 72
11th   Poland 70
12th   Russia 61
13th   Italy 56
14th   Cyprus 54
15th   Estonia 52
16th   Hungary 41
17th   Belgium 39
18th   Basque Country 36
19th   Latvia 32
20th   Greece 28
21st   Netherlands 27
22nd   England 21
23rd   Denmark 20
24th   Ireland 19
25th   Bulgaria 16
26th   Finland / Sweden / Turkey 12
29th   Luxembourg 10
30th   Romania / Wales 7
32nd   Lithuania 6
33rd   Portugal 4
34th   France 3
35th   Malta / Slovakia 1
37th   Azerbaijan / Croatia 0

The pupils in Norway celebrate as they hear the news!
I can only say a huge thank you to Steffen and his pupils for stepping in at the last minute to host today's Flashmeeting! You did really brilliantly- as did everyone else- so well done!

And it's a huge CONGRATULATIONS to NORWAY- to Jan Kare and his team for their FANTASTIC and WONDERFUL song, which captivated the children from across Europe.

I will be in touch over the weekend to arrange the posting of the trophy to you there in Høknes!

If you wish, you can watch the replay of the live vote here!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Wrap-up of all entries

Upload deadline reached!
Weeks of tension, excitement and lots of work are over.

And now: Enjoy Schoolovision 2012 in short clips!

Take a look at the great variety of entries and celebrate with us the fantastic achievements of this year's Schoolovision team.
(All entries in alphabetical order.)

Friday, 18 May 2012

Czech Republic - V Zahradách (Děcko)

Azerbaijan- Come to me!

Georgia- Musika batumze.

Hello dear all,
We wish all the best to the participants! Enjoy our music, which is full of life and wishes everybody love and success.
Best wishes from Georgia.

Portugal- Malhão malhão

Best wishes from Portugal - here is our song for 2012- it's called Malhão malhão.

France - Ecole de Florentin - Armstrong (Claude Nougaro)

Here is the French song for schoolovision 2012 ! Claude Nougaro was born in the South of France, in Toulouse (80 km from our village), and he was one of the first white french singers to sing blues. He sung this song in homage to Louis Armstrong. Each year, many French pupils learn and sing this song. We love it very much and we hope you'll love it too !

Russia - Sapozhki

Dear all!
We are a small private language school "Prometey" from Russia. We are really happy to participate in Schoolovision 2012!
We loved all the videos that take part in Schoolovision 2012 and thank you all for this amazing experience!
We are sending you all our love with one of our favourite Russian songs "Sapozhki".
Join us, dance and sing, have fun and learn a bit of Russian!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Wales / Cymru - Sing Out Loud

Croeso gynnes i bawb!
A great big hello from Wales.
Here is our Schoolovision 2012 entry. Sing out Loud by Einion Dafydd and Cefin Roberts.
This year, we are singing a new song from the Can Sing project (
A fantastic resource for teaching singing whether you speak Welsh or not!

Proud of my country of who I am.
‘Hen wlad fy nhadau Heniaith fy mam.
This is our anthem ‘Gwlad garwyr tra mad’.
Let’s sing together Gwlad! Gwlad!

It says it all.
Good luck to all 39 entries this year.
Pob lwc i bawb!

Iceland - Stand up!

Hello all
What a wonderful videos we have here this year and so diffrent. We really enjoy watching them and feel the various culture. Our song this year is alittle rapp song about boys who are encouraging themselves to bebrave and enjoy live. The name of the song is "Stand up". It is a new melody connected to Eurovision compitition in Iceland this year. Seven boys in fourth grade are singing the song inIcelandic with their class and they also got some help from the 5th gradeconnecting the choreography. About 50 children took part in this project and all of them really enjoyed participating and theyare now anxious to see all the other videos and take part in the voting on Fridaythe 25th of May.
Enjoy and good luck to you all.
Teachers and students in Flataskoli, Gardabaer, Iceland

Luxembourg- D'Kéiber Wichtelcher

Hello all of Europe, from the primary school of Koetschette in Luxembourg.We perform a song called "D'Kéiber Wichtelcher". (I am living in the village called Kéiber.) We hope you enjoy it!

Croatia - Mali bratec Ivo (Litle brother Ivo)

Hello from Virje Croatia!
This year we have a traditional children's song.
Song talks about brother and sister who go to the garden and shake the apple tree and eat apples!

Romania- M-e dor tara mea(I miss country)

Our song is a "lesson" teached by our kids letting them know how beautiful is our country( we have beauties, seasides, mountains, everything) and we know wherever we are,whatever we do we'll always come back Romania, missing our lands.

Spain - Vivo en un archipiélago (I live in an archipelago)

Hello everyone,
We are from Valsequillo, a small and beautiful village in Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria is one of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
We are from Spain.
The song we sing “Vivo en un Archipiélago” ( I live in an Archipelago)  is from the Canarian singer named, Manuel Negrín (Pololo) and it’s about life on our islands, which  people often refer to as the "fortunate Islands”, and its wonderful people.  In the video, you can see our breathtaking landscapes as well as, our traditional clothing, dances, and games.
All of our pupils (286) have taken part in this project, from the youngest  (3 years old) to the oldest.
We had a lot of fun throughout the process of preparing and recording our video. 
We would like to thank all of the teachers, the families, the town council, the music school and all of the people who have collaborated in this dream.    
Participating in the Schoolovision experience has brought everyone in our village even closer together than we already were!            

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Latvia -What is kindness? (Original "Barbariki")

Hello from Latvia.
We are glad to be together with you all again on this beautiful song festival " Schoolovision 2012" We are going to present you a song about friendship and kindness.
The singers are students from our school age 5 -12 years old.

Sweden - We are flowers

We are flowers, treat us gently, we can change the world.
We are children, we are many, give us the chance to make the world to a better place.
This song is a favourite tune to us. We hope you´ll like it.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Hello to all Schoolovisioners from Turkey!

For our first year in Schoolovision, our students wanted to sing a Turkish folk song for you. We will post the Turkish and English translated lyrics of the song in a very short while. However, for now I can give you a clue about it that it's a song of a young girl in love and also telling about some of her favorite Turkish traditional dishes.

Hope you

enjoy it and good luck to you all ! =)

Belgium - Ik neem je mee (I take you with me on a trip)

Hello from Belgium to all Schoolovisioners!

This year the students at our school wanted to sing asong in native Dutch again. The song istitled “Ik neem je mee” (I want to take you on a trip!) and is a rap-love-song!
We translated the whole text in English, but since itwould be too long to post here, follow this link to the HD version of our videoclip and you can find the lyrics below!

The song and videoclip keep getting better, so pleaseturn up the volume, start dancing and watch it untill the end!
You can view our HD-video: or our normalquality video here:

Belgian entry for Schoolovision 2012 from qworzoL6A on Vimeo.

We want to thank Dien and Birte (two pupils from ourschool) for teaching us this great dance and Gers Pardoel for allowing us tocover his amazing song!

Good luck to everybody in the contest!

Kind Belgian regards!

The kids from Qworzó

Ukraine- Carpathians

We are extremely happy to present our project to all schoolovisioners! Our pupils of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades sing the song "Carpathians". We have chosen this song as it best describes our beautiful land and has the rhythm of Bukovinian national dancing. The dancing was choreographed by our primary school teacher Natalia Podorozhna.
In the chorus of our song it says, "I have wings because I am growing in the Carpathians where the eagle flies. I have blue eyes because in Ukraine the skies, the nights and the water are blue. I have golden hair like wheat because Ukrainian autumn is golden. I have a ringing voice because I am a Ukrainian girl. I feel sorry for those who don't like me":)
Best wishes to all participants!
The Ukrainian team from Chernivtsi specialised school #22.

Poland - Tato (Dad)

Hello from Poland again. It's great pleasure to see all your fantastic songs and videos.
We would like to present you the song about Dad (originally by Polish children group Arka Noego): "I'm not afraid when it is dark, my father led me by the hand".
This year more than 50 students has been involved in project activities. Students from class 2B were singers. Students from class 3A played thin whistles.
Guitar - Marek Fularz.
Students of 5th and 6th grades made animations in Scratch software.
Music recorded in GarageBand on iPad by Marek Fularz.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Scotland- I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)

Come a-singing with us, as we march for (almost) 500 miles around our village of Gifford, meeting shop workers and the local minister on the way!
We are singing a very famous Scottish song, released by The Proclaimers, who actually recorded some of their work in the same studio we sang this song in!
Can you keep up with us?
NOTE: To haver = Scots word meaning to talk nonsense!

Greece-S' every language!

However you say it...the meaning is the same...
S' agapo! (Σ' αγαπώ)

Ireland - C'est La Vie

Hello Europe,
This is our version of C'est La Vie by the Irish pop group B*witched. It spent six weeks at Number 1 in the Irish charts in 1998. Our kids have worked very hard and had great fun recording the song and making the video. We hope you enjoy it and we wish everyone the best of luck in this year's schoolovision!!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

The Netherlands - Verdoofd (numbed)

Hello everyone,
Pupils from SBO the Bolder group Flits (Flash) will be singing a love song for you. It's about how a boy and a girl are numbed by love and can't think of anyone else then each other. Everything goes wrong. Will they eventually find one another? Just wait and see!

Hungary- Mizu

Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to be part of this project. This hit is sung by many Hungarian youngsters these days, no matter what they do, where they are and we had a great fun singing it, too. We hope you will enjoy the song and the video.

Estonia - CHARM (Loits)

Dear Friends,
We are really enjoying your wonderful videos these days!
We are pleased to introduce you the Neeme Primary School Charm.
Our school team had a great time creating this music video about our lovely home.
May it be a Good Luck Charm for everyone!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Bulgaria - Stano, Stano

Hello dear friends,
Bulgaria is well known all over the world with the special musical rythms and wonderful voices. There are plenty of national songs that worth introducing but we decided to perform
a folklore song named " Stano, Stano" ( Stano - it is a girl`s name). We hope everybody will feel and enjoy the playful and naughty melody.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Norway - Ærlighet varer lengst

Høknes school in Norway is very pleased to be a part of the Schoolovision-project. Our song "Ærlighet varer lengst" (Eng: "Honesty is the best policy") is made by students in class 5, 6 and 7 at Høknes school (both the melody and the lyrics). In the process making this song we have got a lot of help from Rock City Namsos, a resource center for pop and rock. 180 students from 5th to 7th grade have taken part in this project. The song is about being honest, and about believes in oneself, and the song says it is important to follow your dreams. We hope you like the song and the video.

Austria : Take my hand

Hello friends !

This year we like to present our "selfmade" song
and we hope that you´ll sing together with us .....

Where I live
the snow is white,
the grass is green
when the sun shines bright.
Where I live
the sky is blue,
take my hand
and I will show my world to you!

Cyprus - Efta tragoudia tha sou pw (I will sing seven songs for you)

Dear Schoolovisioners,

This is our entry song for 2012 from Agros Primary School in Cyprus. The song is in Greek language “EFTA TRAGOUDIA THA SOU PW” (I will sing seven songs for you). It is about boys and girls going for a walk and meeting each other. We enjoyed having our film recorded in our village with the bouzouki tones!! I hope you enjoy it, too. Best of luck to everybody!!! Niki

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Germany - Nur ein Wort (just one word)

"Nur ein Wort" was the winning title out of 11 entries in our annual school singing festival.
Like with Schoolovision the number of participants but also the quality of the performances is increasing year by year and has meanwhile reached impressive standards.

After we received our "go" from the song writers "Wir sind Helden" we got to work. With this year's entry we wanted to produce a small declaration of love for our city of Kassel.
In our video you can see some of Kassel's popular sights like the Hercules statue which overlooks Kassel. It marks the highest point of "Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe", the largest hillside park in Europe.

Later the girls can be seen in front of the "Museum Fridericianum" which housed the first parliament on German territory. This was during the reign of Jérôme Bonaparte (1807-1813) when Kassel was the capital of the Kingdom of Westphalia.

Today this building is home of various exhibitions. Once in five years it becomes the centre of the dOCUMENTA exhibition which takes place again this summer and attracts visitors from around the world. The dOCUMENTA (meanwhile #13) left many traces in the cityscape like the "man walking to the sky".

Only a few steps away from there one can find the CARICATURA, our museum of funny art which erected the I-monument (ICH-Denkmal) during the "dOCUMENTA XII".

Apart from the tourist sights our video features:
- KONRAD, the newly introduced bike rental system in Kassel
- the OH!, which was made especially for this video from material like we use for our mattrasses
- of course our school and its neighbourhood Marbachshöhe
- and our sheep that the pupils, parents and staff take care of.

Though this was not "just one word" we still hope that you will enjoy our entry. And if you consider a visit to Kassel some day (or even during this summer to see the dOCUMENTA) we will most happily show you more of our home town.

England- Bobby Shaftoe

Dear Friends, Church Aston Infant school in England entry song for 2012. We are singing a traditional song 'Bobby Shaftoe'. This song is about a sailor and his truelove. The song is said to originate from the north of England. We had fun dressing up as pirates. Here is the 'uncut' version done in one take! We are enjoying everyone's songs this year and watch them in our school assemblies. Best of Luck to all. Annie

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Denmark- Our welfare song

Trivsels sangen from oleflemming on Vimeo.
About welfare in the school.
Schoolovision is a fine project. Thank you for letting us participate.
We loved to make the video. To add pictures to our own text was fun.
Good luck to everyone.
Kind regards Julie and Cathrine

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Basque Country "Ay eutsi bero"

Fifth graders from Urdaneta School have performed this famous song for everyone to join singing. Two weeks ago, while a Comenius meeting in Turkey all the children from the different five countries there, sang the song several times and enjoyed it.
Hope you sing with us!
Good luck everyone!

Finland - Three Little Wolves' Construction song

This song is made for the musical called Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. It tells about wolves leaving their home and starting to build their own house. The first house is made of bricks. Enjoy the song from Finland!
Best wishes, Timo Nykänen - Song maker

Monday, 7 May 2012

Malta - A Maltese Medley

The feast of St. Peter and St. Paul on June 29th, known as “L-Imnarja” marks an important event among Maltese popular festivities. “L-Imnarja” comes from the Italian word “luminaria” meaning “Festival of Light.” This recalls the illumination of the Mdina cathedral, the city walls of the Mdina old capital as a sign of rejoicing. In olden days, husbands committed themselves to taking their wives to this feast. An agricultural show of animals, vegetables, fruit, poultry and honey are held. Horse-racing competitions are still popular.

There is no feast without a marching band in Malta! The band marches along our streets playing joyful tunes, very often composed locally by the maestro.
Good Luck to All Participants from Malta!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Slovakia - Let's Christmas party

This is a competitive video of students from Slovakia. We know that it is a bit late for Christmas parties, but we enjoyed the production very much. The students composed the music and the lyrics on their own. We hope you will enjoy it and get in a better mood after watching it. It's a hilarious comic about friendship and good friends and we would like to make friends with you “schoolovisioners” of Europe.  
Slovak Students

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Italy- Il Ballo di Pinocchio

Hello everybody,
Pinocchio is coming in your schools!! The Italian students had a great time recording the video and the parents helped me to prepare the costumes. I hope you will enjoy this video and you'll start to sing... PI..PInocchio .. night and day ... like I do.

Pinocchio is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the 1883 children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (real name Carlo Lorenzini)an  Italian writer. Since the author was Italian and the adventures take place in Italy, Pinocchio is closely related to the tradition of our country.

Lithuania- The Bee Song!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Bosnia Herzegovina - Anthem of the school

Saturday, 31 March 2012

All systems go now!

Thank you to everyone for making sure that I have details of what you will sing in this year's contest! I am very happy to report that I now have the confirmation from each and every country that was required by today, 31st March.

Now, all you need to do is to have your videos online by the deadline date, which is Friday 18th May. You can upload your finished songs to the blog as soon as you wish! Remember that to do this, you need to sign in by going to

I would suggest that you consider using the Vimeo platform, or YouTube, to upload your song, then embed it to your blog post. If you need help with this, please email me and I will describe how you do this.

Good luck to each and every country taking part in SV12!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Deadline for choosing your song

The rules of SV12! state that all participating countries must email me by 31st March, at the latest, with the name of the song they intend to sing in this year's contest. In addition, if you need to obtain permission to sing the song from its writers, you must also ensure that this permission is emailed to me by 31st March.
I have already received a few countries' song names and permissions, so please do this as soon as possible, if you have not already let me know.

Thank you!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Schoolovision 2012- The Rules...

The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday May 26th.

Meanwhile, the 2012 Schoolovision Contest will come to its conclusion on Friday 25th May 2012, the day before the real Eurovision.
Join us in this fun-filled project, as we find out who will be crowned 2012 Schoolovision Champions of Europe...
I am very excited about this latest edition of Schoolovision, now into its 4th year, and Steffen and I would like to ask everyone involved to try to ensure that it will be the BIGGEST and BEST Schoolovision so far!
Full rules are below; please read them carefully!

Following a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest, Schoolovision 2012 will once again allow one primary school from all eTwinning countries wishing to participate, to record and upload a song of their choice, to be viewed by all other participants in the project.

In addition, all countries will be asked to evaluate and vote for their favourite songs after they have listened to all the others- and of course, voting for yourself will not be allowed!

You and your class will have until Friday 18th May to decide upon your song, practise it, video it, and get it uploaded and embedded onto the project blog website, using either YouTube or Vimeo. Once all songs are uploaded, you will need to get your class to watch all the other countries' entries and decide who will receive your votes. This should be done in the week from Friday 18th May until Thursday 24th May.
On Friday 25th May 2012, you have two choices. You can either join the team for a group webcam conference, starting at 9.00am UK time, where we will announce our votes to each other and total the votes up, so we can establish the winner. Or, if this is not possible, you will be able to watch a recording of the webcam conference afterwards to see who the winners are, or simply view the website, as the results will be posted straight after the webcam conference finishes. In all cases, you will need to email your votes to Michael Purves, the project co-ordinator, by Thursday evening (24th May) at NO LATER than 1700hrs UK TIME. This way, we will be able to successfully total all the votes from all the countries and announce who are Schoolovision champions for 2012. The winning school will be sent a specially commissioned trophy!


1. Only one school from each country will be allowed to enter.

2. Schoolovision is for primary schools only.

3. All previous entrants will receive a request from partner Steffen Toppler, asking you to confirm that you wish to enter the 2012 contest.  The co-ordinator, Michael Purves will then send you an invitation (via eTwinning) to become a partner in the project, followed later by a separate invitation to contribute to the project's blog. You need to sign up for the blog, whereby you will be able to upload your finished song in due course.

In addition, please send Michael a brief description of your school, along with a photograph, that Michael will add to the blog, so that each country can see who is all taking part.

4. By the end of March 2012, you MUST email the title of the song you are proposing to sing with your class to Michael.  The reasons for this are listed below.

5. The song you choose to sing should be one of your choice, hopefully chosen in collaboration with your pupils, and can be sung in any language. It can be a well-known song, or an original song that perhaps no-one else will have heard of- it's up to you!  However, it MUST be connected to your country in some way. *** PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF THE SONG HAS BEEN COPYRIGHTED, YOU MUST GET PERMISSION BEFORE USING IT. IF YOU NEED TO GET PERMISSION THEN YOU MUST EMAIL A COPY OF THIS PERMISSION (in ENGLISH) TO MICHAEL BEFORE USING IT. Failure to do so by MARCH 31st will result in your school being disqualified from the 2012 contest.

6. Musical accompaniment is permitted- but only in the following way. Members of your class (your pupils) who wish to play musical instruments can do so, and your song can have adult help who could for example, play a piano or a keyboard to lead the tune of the song. Alternatively, you can use a CD for the tune (but without the original singer's voice) - but your children MUST do the singing!

7. All entries should be completed and uploaded by Friday 18th May. When your song is ready, you upload the video of your song to the blog, via using either the “upload video” section of the site, or by uploading your video to YouTube, or Vimeo, then copying and pasting the embed code into your blog post. All files MUST be uploaded by Friday 18th May, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following week- Monday 20th- Thursday 24th May.

8. Once you and your pupils have watched each entry and chosen your favourites, please email your choices to Michael Purves, before 1700hrs UK TIME on THURSDAY 24th MAY , YOU MUST NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY!

GOOD LUCK to all countries, and enjoy making your entry, and listening to all the other entries!

May the best overall entry win the contest!

*** As I said above, the whole point of Schoolovision is that you try to sing something that relates to your country. If you compose your own song- fantastic! We have had some really outstanding compositions from, eg Finland in both 2010 and 2011 that have been written and produced by the Schoolovision team there. If you choose to sing a song that has already been recorded previously, then it MUST be relevant to your own country. In 2010, we had entries from both Spain and Iceland who sang songs by Abba. This will not be allowed in 2012, as Abba have no connection to Spain or Iceland. If you need guidance, please email Michael to ensure that what you want to do is within the rules.