Wastebuster's Olympic Torch Parade at the Eco-Schools Show 2012
A trio of sports stars went along to the country’s biggest Eco-Schools show last week and took part in a giant Olympic-themed conga!
The show in Sheffield celebrated the students’ green achievements and the fact that the Olympic torch had passed through the city that day.
Wastebuster took team GB basketball player Jamell Anderson, world champion football freestyler Dan Magness and The Manchester School of Samba along with them to lead the Olympic Torch Parade at the end of the day accompanied by 400m athlete Donna Fraser.
More than 2,000 school children joined in to create their own version of the Olympic torch made from recycled materials in Wastebuster’s workshop.
There were more people than ever at this year’s show, with more than 3,000 pupils and teachers there as a reward for all the work they do to help the environment.
Children took part in activities and workshops, and some gave dance performances on stage. At the end of the day, everyone made their own recycled Olympic torch in time for the giant conga!
Keep Britain Tidy, who organised the event, said: “It’s incredibly fitting that, in the Olympic year, we have set our own record for the largest Eco-Schools event in the world. It’s even more fitting that we have some of our very own Olympians here to help us celebrate.”