Leeds pupils win tips from TV talent show stars Diversity

Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely with Meanwood CofE Primary pupils.
Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely with Meanwood CofE Primary pupils.
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Schoolchildren were treated to a street-dance master class with TV talent show stars Diversity for their efforts in a competition.

The Meanwood Church of England Primary School pupils joined the session as part of a prize for winning their school an energy makeover worth up to £100,000.

Last summer the youngsters were declared runners up in the British Gas Generation Green Yorkshire and Humber final.

During the event they had carried out an energy-inspired dance, judged by Diversity’s Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, who awarded them points for their creativity, as well as the amount of energy they created on a special dance mat.

Jordan and Perri were so impressed with the children’s routine, they invited them to their Essex dance studio, where they were shown how to body-pop as well as other high-energy moves.

Jordan and Perri said: “We were blown away by how much energy the kids had. We were so impressed by their routine at the Generation Green final, we had to get Meanwood C of E Primary School along to our studio to learn some Diversity-style moves. It was great to see all the kids grow in such a short time and hope to hear from them in the future.”

The school earned their place in the final after submitting pupils’ designs for an energy-saving school of the future.

Their ideas included solar powered computers and bikes in classrooms to power projectors. British Gas carried out the school’s energy makeover earlier this year, when it received a new boiler.

Jamie Chapman, Meanwood C of E Primary School deputy headteacher, said: “Our new boiler is saving us money as it’s eco-friendly, cost effective and it was free.”

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