Over 400 local children are taking part in an ‘Energy Big Sing’ performance tomorrow [22 March] at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Fenham.

Children from local primary schools have been learning about saving energy by writing and singing songs through ‘Full of Energy’ – a local project run by arts and music group 4Corners and fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA).

NEA is a Newcastle-based charity working to help people stay warm in their homes and the project commemorates its 35th anniversary.

Councillor Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, met the 8 – 11 year olds from six local primary schools and joined in with the singing.  A song book has been produced with the seven songs featuring the theme song, ‘Full of Energy’ and songs about smart meters, polar bears and inventors. Storyteller Chris Bostock will MC the event alongside a live band of musicians.

Cllr Forbes said: “The Big Sing event is a fun way for families to learn about how small changes can make a difference. To help with this the project has produced an assembly song book and CD for teachers which can be used nationally. We need to teach our next generation about the importance of energy saving and it was great to be part of this innovative project.”

‘Full of Energy’ aims to help children explore and learn about energy saving and share their messages with family and friends. For advice on how to save energy and access help to lower your energy bills you can go to www.nea.org.uk/advice.