An Accrington school is just a few steps away from an energy makeover worth up to £100,000.
St Christopher’s CE High School has been named one of two finalists in the British Gas Generation Green competition, and will now have to show their energy on the dancefloor to win the prize.
The youngsters landed the place in the final with their creative ideas, including solar powered computers, bikes in classrooms to power the projectors and wristbands that charge-up when you move to power mobile phones.
In the final, pupils will take part in an energy-inspired ‘dance-off’ against Wellfield High School from Leyland, to win energy-saving technology such as solar panels, LED lighting and a new energy-efficient boiler. The dancers will perform on a special energy-generating dance floor and will be judged on how much power they create, as well as their dancing at the Arndale Shopping centre in Manchester on Friday, July 3.
The final will be judged by Jordan and Perri from the Britain’s Got Talent winning group Diversity.
Richard Jones, headteacher at St Christopher’s Church of England School, said: “Our pupils are thrilled to have this one-off opportunity for a cause which means so much to them. I wish them all the best.”
Diversity stars Jordan and Perri said: “Massive congrats to St Christopher’s Church of England High School. They’ve already shown they’ve got the creative ideas and we can’t wait to see the creative moves they’ll bring to the dance floor.”
The winning secondary school will receive an energy makeover worth up to £100,000, while the runner up will receive energy-saving technology worth up to £25,000. The makeover could save each school up to £7,000 a year on its energy bills.
The competition is part of British Gas’ Generation Green schools programme which inspires thousands of children and teachers to think about energy and to reduce energy use within schools.