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Diversity dance stars lead energy fuelled dance-off

19th June 2014: Pupils from across the country are hoping to dance their way to a greener future and impress Diversity dance stars, Jordan and Perri, at Westfield Stratford City today.

The British Gas Generation Green Energy Performance 2014 will see six UK schools battle it out on a specially commissioned dance floor that will capture the energy created by the students’ dance steps and harvest it to generate electricity. Three winning schools will win Energy Makeovers worth up to £150,000 each.

Jordan and Perri, whose dance skills famously led them to victory on Britain’s Got Talent with dance troupe, Diversity, will judge the competition after inspiring the pupils and Westfield shoppers with a live performance. Winners will be chosen based on both the amount of energy they produce and creativity of their routine.

Ambassadors Perri & Jordan from Diversity said; “We are really looking forward to seeing what electric moves the kids will bring to the dance floor. It’s great to be judging the Generation Green Energy Performance – using new technology like a dance floor that turns movement into electricity makes energy easier to understand, and much more exciting to learn about.”

The six finalists were chosen from over 500 entries of a national competition that saw students from schools across the country submit a design for their ultimate eco-house, with the hope of being invited down to the final in London which takes place today.

The competition is part of British Gas’ ongoing commitment to inspire curiosity in young people and help bring energy to life. Last year, British Gas invested over £1.6 million installing energy saving equipment for schools through Generation Green, helping to save an estimated 400 tons of CO2 and saving the winning schools an estimated £100,000 a year on energy bills.

Abi Robins, Director of Corporate Responsibility Programmes at British Gas, said, “The aim of the Generation Green Energy Performance is to teach children about sustainability and inspire them to be curious about energy. We want to encourage young people to think about dynamic ways to reduce energy use within schools and the wider community, and help to create a generation of energy innovators. We can’t wait to see how the winners transform their schools with the energy efficiency equipment.”

British Gas Generation Green provides free-of-charge learning resources and educational experiences, and invests millions of pounds in sustainable energy technologies for schools throughout the UK.

For more information about the British Gas Generation Green Energy Performance and to register for free learning resources, please visit: generationgreen.co.uk.


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