VIDEO: Estonian kids in London add “va-va-voom” to a traditional song

Children from the Estonian School in London took an old Estonian pop song “Mesimumm”, added a modern twist to it, and took the streets of the cosmopolitan capital of Britain.

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In a clear indication that Estonians want to preserve their language and culture while living abroad, an Estonian-language school was founded by the parents from the London Estonian community in the spring of 2009.

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Supported by the Estonian Embassy, the Estonian School in London gives regular lessons for children twice a month.

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The lesson plans are based on the Estonian national curriculum and teaching materials, and the children are taught by qualified teachers who all have experience working in Estonian schools.

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As seen in the video, Estonians kids in London have not forgotten their roots and add a modern spark to traditional Estonian children’s songs.

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Pictures: Estonian School in London.

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