Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Switzerland : "mi Chue - ma vache - my cow"

Hello Europe!
We are happy to represent Switzerland for the first time!

Mobbing happens. Even in schools kids are discredited, isolated and intimidated. Joel – living in the Swiss mountains near Gstaad - has found a special way to heal his wounds as a mobbing victim.

L'harcèlement existe. Même en école les élèves sont tracassés, isolés et intimidés. Joel – qui vit dans les montagnes Suisses près de Gstaad – a trouvé une manière spéciale pour guérir ses blessures psychiques.

Mobbing passiert. Auch in den Schulen werden Schülerinnen und Schüler gequält, isoliert und eingeschüchtert. Joel – der in den Schweizer Bergen in der Nähe von Gstaad wohnt – hat eine spezielle Methode gefunden, um seine Mobbing-Wunden zu heilen.

22 Comments:

Ursula + Maria said...

Hey Switzerland, your presentation is great! We are glad that we met you in Bern at the eTwinning-Workshop!!!
Good luck for the voting!

Ursula&Maria

Marta from Scotland said...

Fantastic singing and great video!!:)

Thomas Raaflaub said...

Hello Ursula and Maria

Thank you for the compliments all the best for you too.

Keep in touch
Thomas

Dave Schrauwen said...

Wow Switzerland,

What a really excellent entry this is! A really great theme in your song, very well sung, a fantastic video, partly in English and still very "Swiss"!

This song has a fantastic message! Besides learning something about your country, this video should open the discussion about bullying in all schools. Excellent educational material, this is!

No doubt this will do fantastic in the voting, I'm sure!

Our 18 month son liked the cow very very very much and asked us to repeat the song again and again!

Kind regards,

Dave from Belgium

valerie canty said...

What a good job !!

Best whishes from France !

Maria Antoinette said...

I agree with Dave. This entry should really open a discussion about bullying in our schools so that we will put an end to the pain victims suffer.
Good luck from Malta.

Maria

Thomas said...

Der Maria, dear Valerie and dear Dave

Thank you so much for your compliments. I really appreciate it and I hope to see you in Prague.

Love from Switzerland
Thomas

Michael said...

I think this is a really wonderful entry Thomas- and I love that you have tackled the idea of bullying so openly. It was very interesting to watch my pupils' reaction this afternoon when they watched it in class- it proved very thought-provoking to them!

I also think the use of the cow is very clever, as we know how much children can associate closely with animals

And, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a bit of the Swiss Alps, which look extremely inviting!

Good luck in the voting- and apologies for not commenting more quickly- you might have noticed that the SV blog is not displaying properly right now, and I have been trying to work out how to fix it.

Best wishes from Scotland.

Michael

Wichtel, Kassel said...

We like this video.

Anna-Lena said...

It is nice to have an animal when you feel sad, it can confort you! We like the video! Good luck from Sweden!

Amelie Freie schule kassel said...

I like your video.

Murron from Scotland said...

That's a really nice song and it shows actual life, too.

Rosa Delia DPS_teacher said...

Hello dear friends from Switzerland,
We were surprised with this entry because mobbing is a serious problem we have to fight against it. The video explained clearly the suffer of some children at school and we have to look for solutions to stop it.
Your children have done a great job and we really love to see your cows. Taking care of animals is always great.
Good luck from Canary Islands, Spain.

Rosie from scoland said...

Loved your video and good luck in the voting!

MaestraLu said...

Thank you for the very important topic. We are talking about the problem with our older students and they know that they can count on us. The dialog is the real key that can help our children.

Thank for sharing and good luk for competition

remi said...

Hello Switzerland!

Fantastic first entry!
Good luck from us in B&H

Michael said...

The more I watch this, the more I love it.
Of course, the content and subject matter are controversial. But it's daring too. And it forces you to ask questions. We have asked lots of questions in my class as a result of watching it.
Not only that, to sing it in three different languages is pretty cool!
The video itself is fantastic. The little touches- like the Angry Bird socks- the characters who sing each verse- the cow's eyes- I could list many more.
This is absolute quality! I hope it does very well.

Ursula + Maria said...

Hallo Thomas,
ich glaube bei DIESEM Beitrag brauchst du nicht so sehr um Unterstützung bitten - so toll ist der;)
Und beim Schifahren geben wir euch einfach in der nächsten Saison wieder eine Chance;))
LG und Toi toi toi!!!
Ursula

Наталья Сизова said...

I agree with Michael. In order to appreciate how powerful this entry is, you should watch it several times. The subject is very serious and complicated and the presentation is perfect - the characters, strong, expressive voices of the children and a very professional, well thought-out video. I don't know if our very young children (7-8 years old) will be able to evaluate it properly, but it's an important theme for discussion with older pupils.
Good luck in the voting!
Natalia,
Ukraine

Steffen Töppler said...

Es ist herrlich, mit euch nun endlich auch eine Partnerschule aus der Schweiz bei Scholovision zu haben!
Und was ihr uns hier mit eurem Einstiegsbeitrag präsentiert habt, ist sehr beachtlich: ein wichtiges Thema in starken Bildern, toller Gesang zu Musik, die im Kopf bleibt, und das Ganze auch noch in drei Sprachen.
Vous êtes vraiment polyglottes, comme nos amis en France chantent dans leur chanson.

skorpionrekin said...

amazing and rythmic song. that's very good.

Mill Maymon said...

Tppk me several attempts till succeeding watching the clip.It is daring, painful and even depress. The isolation and alienatin were extremly expressed. Thanks God this child had a solution, there are many others who have none.
We, the teachers have so much to learn, to know and to help them all.
This is the most popular watched clip among my students.
Good Luck!
Meirav Reich, ISRAEL