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KEEP IT GREEN | GENER ATION GREEN | 31


Dance stars launch Generation Green Jordan and Perri from dance troupe Diversity help launch a £350k schools programme for British Gas Generation Green


Generation Green Energy Performance is a new £350,000 schools initiative that will provide energy saving equipment for schools alongside learning resources for KS2 and KS3 science and geography lessons. As part of the programme, young people up and


down the country will have the chance to compete on a specially commissioned dance floor to win an Energy Makeover worth up to £150,000 for their school. The dance floor will capture the energy


ABOVE: Perri and Jordan show their moves!


the performance. To mark the announcement, Jordan and Perri have created a series of new films talking about their involvement and offering tips to help young people perfect their energy dance moves. “We’re really excited to be part of the Generation


Green Energy Performance,” they said. “Energy can seem like quite a hard subject, but using new technology like a dance floor that turns your dance moves into electricity makes it easier to understand and much more exciting to learn about.”


created by students’ dance steps using innovative Pavegen technology, which harvests the wasted energy from footsteps to generate electricity. The Generation Green Energy Performance forms


“GENERATION GREEN AIMS TO SPARK THE ENERGY CONVERSATIONS THAT WILL HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ENERGY” To be in with a chance of competing at the national


part of British Gas’ ongoing commitment to inspire curiosity in young people and help bring energy to life. Last year, British Gas invested over £1.6m 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 on energy bills per annum. To launch the campaign, British Gas unveiled Diversity dance stars Jordan and Perri as judges for


Generation Green Energy Performance and winning an Energy Makeover for their school, teachers and children are invited to design their own eco-house using sustainable energy solutions such as Pavegen’s energy generating tiles, as well as energy saving tools. Free learning resources and further details of the competition are available at generationgreen.co.uk Richard Brook, manager of British Gas Generation


Green, said: “Generation Green aims to spark the energy conversations that will help shape the future of energy. Through this campaign we hope to educate young people about energy in a fun and inspiring way.” iE


For details on how to enter the Generation Green Energy Performance, to register for learning resources or for more information, please visit: generationgreen.co.uk


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