Primary school children win dance competition to secure £100,000 energy makeover

Wimbledon Guardian: Dancing to win: Beecholme Primary School children Dancing to win: Beecholme Primary School children

Primary school children danced their way to securing a £100,000 energy makeover for their school in a national competition.

Beecholme Primary School in Mitcham competed on a specially commissioned dance floor which captures energy created by students' dance steps and harvests it to generate electricity.

The little dance stars beat five other schools to win The British Gas Generation Green Energy Performance, judged on their creativity and the amount of energy they produced by Diversity dance stars Jordan and Perri.

Teacher Rachel Young said: “The students are so happy to have won such an incredible prize for the school, and we’re very proud of them.

“They’ve had an amazing day; the dance floor is a really interesting way to teach young people about sustainable energy, and dancing with Jordan and Perri has been great fun.”

The Generation Green Energy Performance forms part of British Gas’ commitment to educating young people about energy.

The competition was held on Thursday, June 19. 

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