Friday, 27 November 2009
The Lithuanian partner, Aurelija Dirginciene, represented the team at the awards, and the great news was that Schoolovision was declared as the winner in the category "Best Cross Border Cooperation in Europe"!
The prize for this award-winning performance was a cheque for 1000 Euros, a digital camcorder and a lovely trophy!
Aurelija is pictured receiving the award from Anne Gilleran, who hosted the eLearning Awards Ceremony.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
A total of 109 projects from all over the world had been shortlisted as finalists, and the fantastic news from the awards was that Schoolovision 2009 was awarded 1st place in the "up to 15 years old" category!
In Rome, with the trophy, after winning the Global Junior Challenge.
To all the hundreds of children from all over Europe who took part in this wonderful project, and to all the project partners, I would like to say a huge "Thank you", for making it possible for Schoolovision to win such an amazing award.
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
We are proud to announce that Schoolovision 2009 has been named as a finalist in the Global Junior Challenge which will see the best projects announced at the final ceremony in Rome, on October 7-9th 2009.
Click for details of the final event.
Friday, 5 June 2009
It was a real pleasure, and I want to thank all those who welcomed me to the school, the children who performed the winning song once again for me, and the others, such as the Mayor of Brno and the Deputy Minister for Education in the Czech Republic, who all spent time with the children, listening to how they plotted their victory!
With the Schoolovision 2009 champions!
Headteacher Roman Tlustos, eTwinning partner Dana Ciglova, Michael Purves, creator of the project, and teachers Katerina Kosova and Marcela Necasova.
Watching the winners performing "Hejkal" again.
The winners, along with the teachers, the Mayor of Brno, and the Deputy Minister of Education in the Czech Republic, Jakub Durr.
Watch the winning song from the Czech Republic again!
Friday, 15 May 2009
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in today's really brilliant live vote. You can view a replay of the live vote, by clicking on the link, below. And, if you wish to see any of the songs again, just click on the country's name in the results list, and you'll be taken directly to each song.
Here is the FlashMeeting replay of the voting.
The Mayor of Odda, in Norway, gives the Norwegian votes.
Finland give their votes.
Scotland give their votes by FlashMeeting.
In the Netherlands, Dutch TV follows the FlashMeeting votes!
Project co-ordinator, Michael Purves, speaks about Schoolovision, to Scottish Television.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
During the Flashmeetings we have learned that we live in hot and cold countries. In the entries we can see children having a lot of fun in the snow as well as on the beach.
This nicely goes along with our song where it says:
"It doesn't matter whether you are hot or cold,
for summer is what's going on in your head".
We very much enjoy being part of this project
and we're looking forward to the voting.
download as audio (mp3, 3 MB)
HELLO EUROPE !!!
This is the Turkish entry for Schoolovision 2009.
Our song is called "DÜM TEK TEK" and
it is sung by Hadise for Eurovision Song Contest 2009.
We really enjoy it while singing.
We hope you will enjoy it.
Thank you all and Good luck!
We had an excellent webcam conference between Scotland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the Netherlands this morning. You can view a replay of the meeting by clicking on the link above.
Now, there is just one week until we meet to cast our votes. Good luck to everyone!
Our song is a traditional folk music about our region: Alentejo.
5th form sing it in Portuguese but at the end they sing some English words.
We hope all members enjoy it!
We are very proud cause we are relatives of a big family called Schoolovision2009 which lives around Europe and is connected with strong chains of friendship!
Lots of Hugs from Portugal and Good Luck to everyone!
Hello from Cyprus!!
This is the Cyprus entry. We are grade 5 students and we were chosen among 6 classes in the semi-finals in our school. Our song is called "Rita Ritaki" and it is in Greek. It is about a man who loves a woman named Rita. It is a famous song in Cyprus and we like it a lot. We hope you will enjoy it and vote for us!!!
[EDIT: I have uploaded this additional version of the same song, so that our partners from Turkey, who cannot view videos on youtube.com will be able to see and enjoy the entry from Cyprus. Michael]
Thursday, 7 May 2009
"My Fantasy" is a popular Polish children's song, sung in schools and kindergartens. The song talks that fantasy and imagination is needed to have fun. Good luck!
[EDIT: This version of the same song will allow our partners in Turkey to view the entry from Poland, as youtube.com is blocked in Turkey. Michael]
This is a traditional Welsh song called "Sosban Fach". The song catalogues the troubles of a harassed housewife. It is sung a lot at Rugby matches, especially when the Lanelli Scarlets are playing! We really enjoyed singing it, especially the Oi! Oi!. You should all join in with this part.
[EDIT: I have posted this version of the song here, using blogger, so that our partners in Turkey, who can't view anything on youtube.com can watch the song. Michael]
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
This is the greek entry for Schoolovision 2009.
Our song is called "The Game of Love".
Love is the key for happiness, peace and progress for the whole world.
And the game of love is the path that we all should follow...
The children have chosen this song because they like it's meaning and rythm
and because they love the singer of this song, Elena Paparizou.
We wish Good Luck to everybody..!
Kisses from 6th grade of Primary School of Skopelos in Lesvos.
[Edit: This is the blogger.com version of the same song, to allow our partners in Turkey, who cannot access youtube.com to enjoy it too. Michael]
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Childhood is the most beautiful stage in the life of any human being.. Adult persons would give anything to become children, children would give anything to grow up faster. So, give the children all the love you are able to give!
That’s what our song says.
“O lume minunată” ( It’s a wonderful world!)
" It's a wonderful world where you will find -Only children A world with a lot of sun and many toys -For Children. In this world with stories and flowers you will find -Only children And a world of innocence keep it anyway -For Children .
Yesterday we were children but the time changed usWe started in life and we had dreams fulfilled as we wanted Many good thoughts we collected and what we always learnt Children give the love we keep what's good to show them.What smile can be more truthful , more cleaner Which eyes know to talk so true? "
GOOD-LUCK EVERYONE!( Wherever you are from!)
This song is made by two of the pupils in class 6A in Odda; Amalie and Emilie. They made this song for their school when the school needed a song for their anti-bullying program.
They're singing about the school day, and being bestfriends.
[EDIT- NOTE TO ALL PARTNERS] You can view the lovely, clear version of this song now by logging in to the twin space for the Schoolovision project on the eTwinning portal. Just click on the eTwinning logo near the top of the blog to go directly to the portal.
Monday, 4 May 2009
Sunday, 3 May 2009
"The Maltese train always worked at a loss,
But this train was a unique one which could not be found elsewhere..."
Saturday, 2 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Our favourite song is a story about rules at school such as .....
- put off our shoes in the wardrobe
- not any scuffle
- salute pleasant
- quiet down
- listen carefully
We think we are a good team and have much fun together!!
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Thanks to both Greece and Denmark who tested their equipment out successfully this morning. We had a very good meeting, and although Denmark had a few problems, they joined in at the end of the meeting- so well done!
To view the replay, click on the link at the top.
Monday, 27 April 2009
All the funny moments, in and out the classrooms, don't finish when the bell rings but they are going to continue...
We, Italian and European children, are going to be FRIENDS!!
Here is the You Tube version of the song.
You can watch a replay of today's meeting here.
Thanks to Marek Fularz, our Polish partner, for this fantastic picture!
If you experienced problems with your equipment, please take some time to test your school microphone thoroughly by going to the test page of FlashMeeting which is here.
Sunday, 26 April 2009
We all agree that they are a fantastic resource, and a very valuable part of the overall project, so I certainly didn't want to lose them. All the comments that have been made by pupils and partners in the project are still there too.
You can see them all on the Schoolovision test video blog here.
Every fact and every rule has to be learned – learn, child wonder!
The one who’s eager to learn numbers will one day be a genius!
Like a worm eating a mushroom, a child wonder wants to have it all.
A small wise guy will be a genius tomorrow.
Everything has its own number, everything revolves around a mess of numbers!
House number, account number, flat number and shoe size,
Shirt size, trousers size, coat size, hat size,
Sock size, cap size, fax and phone number…
You can’t escape it: a number faces you everywhere!
A child wonder’s speciality is the number, a big big number.
A child wonder knows everything, it’s no wonder!
Only sometimes, oh no, you forget your name…
Friday, 24 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
This video is based on Shubidua's "Hvalen Hvalborg"
This is a very very sad song telling the story of Hvalborg the Whale.
Once she was a very big, strong and beautiful queen of the oceans.
But now she is dead, stuffed with old newspapers and cotton.
You can see her exhibited for a dime.
All we now have is the memory,
so we can only say sleep well, goodbye and leave her.
Friday, 3 April 2009
Fourteen numbers were registered which included soloists, duets, and larger groups performing, two of which were created by the students. We had five externals judging the competition and it turned out so well that we‘re interested in turning this into a yearly event. Now all we have to do is to create a video and publish it on the internet in time. Thanks for this great idea Michael.
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Thank you to everyone who came along- the next stage will be to organise a school-based FlashMeeting to check things work there.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Click on the link above to view a replay of the FlashMeeting that 9 members of the team participated in tonight. This was our first test using the webcams, and we will have another meeting on Sunday 22nd March. Thereafter, we will test the software in our schools, involving the pupils, so they can hopefully meet each other before we vote for our favourite songs, via live webcam conference in May!
Sunday, 11 January 2009
2009 Eurovision Song Contest- Moscow, Russia, 16 May 2009
“Schoolovision 2009”- May 2009
Following a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest, Schoolovision will 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!
Under the rules of the project, you and your class will have until Thursday 7th May to decide upon your song, practise it, video it, and get it uploaded onto the project blog website, using either the video upload section within www.blogger.com, or by using google video. 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 8th May until Thursday 14th May. On Friday 15th May, 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 need to email your votes to Michael Purves, the project co-ordinator BEFORE the live webcam voting takes place. This way, we will be able to successfully total all the votes from all the countries and announce who are Schoolovision champions for 2009. The winning school will be sent a specially commissioned trophy! All partners will also be sent special certificates once the voting is complete.
1.Only one school from each country will be allowed to enter.
2.Schoolovision is for primary schools only.
3.Once you have agreed to enter and submitted your request to the project coordinator, Michael Purves you will receive an invitation to become a partner in the project, followed 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.The song should be 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! When you have decided on your song, please email Michael with the name of the song. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF THE SONG HAS BEEN COPYRIGHTED, YOU MUST GET PERMISSION BEFORE USING IT. IF YOU NEED TO GET PERMISSION (FROM THE PRODUCER) THEN YOU MUST EMAIL A COPY OF THIS PERMISSION TO MICHAEL BEFORE USING IT!!
5.Musical accompaniment is permitted- but only in the following way. Members of your class (your pupils) who wish to play a musical instrument 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 your children MUST do the singing!
6.All entries should be completed by Friday 1st May, if possible. I would suggest that between Monday 4th- Thursday 7th May, you upload the video of your song to the blog, via www.blogger.com using either the “upload video” section of the site, or by uploading your video to Google video, especially if the file is more than 100mb in size, then copying and pasting the embed code into your blog post. All files MUST be uploaded by Friday 8th May, as each country will then need to watch all the entries and judge them during the following week- Monday 11th- Thursday 14th May.
7.Once you and your pupils have watched each entry and chosen your favourites, either email your choices to Michael Purves, before Friday 15th May, or you can give your votes, live, via webcam conference on Friday 15th 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!
Michael Purves & Katja Auffret