Finalists are dancing their way to a six-figure investment for their school

The competition

We had over 500 entries to this year’s Energy Performance competition, and we’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered from across the country!

Children were tasked with designing an eco-school of their own, following a one-hour lesson about energy and sustainability. Four entries were then selected from each of the qualifying regions to compete on a power-generating dance floor for judges, Diversity dance stars Jordan and Perri. 

The finals are happening now and you’re more than welcome to attend, please see the dates and locations below.

The winners will receive a six-figure energy investment worth up to £100,000. The runners up won’t leave empty handed; as well as a fantastic educational experience at the finals, they’ll receive up to £25,000 worth of energy-saving technology as well as ongoing energy education support from British Gas.

The finalists

So far we have our finalists for Scotland and Yorkshire. 

Yorkshire primary schools are Meanwood Church of England Primary School and Fixby Junior & Infant School School
Yorkshire secondary schools are Wensleydale School & Sixth Form and The Snaith School.
Scotland primary schools are Kirk O'Shotts Primary School and Stoneyburn Primary School. 
Scotland secondary schools are Holyrood Secondary School and Kingspark Secondary School

The remaining finalists will be announced shortly.

The 16 finalists in total will be competing at the following events:

  • INTU Braehead, Glasgow - 12th June
  • White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds - 26th June
  • Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester - 3rd July
  • Cardiff - 10th July


What's next?

The winners will receive the VIP treatment, including publicity and a full energy assessment by the experts here at British Gas. We’ll then work with each school to select the most suitable technologies to install that will lower energy bills, carbon and help the children at the school become more energy aware. 

We’ll also look to support the winning schools with bespoke volunteering packages and ongoing energy advice.

Didin't have a chance to enter?

You can still take advantage of the competition resources available on the right hand side of this page. The resources were created with educational experts and are fully compliant to the Science and Geography national curriculum for 7-14 year olds. 

To ensure you don’t miss out next time please ensure you’re registered, it’s completely free and we run competitions throughout the school year.

For any questions or requests for volunteering support please email