BBC Children in Need's Just Dance for Pudsey

Digital Schoolhouse has teamed up with BBC Children in Need and Just Dance Now for an exciting collaboration!

Digital Schoolhouse is pleased to team up with BBC Children in Need and Ubisoft’s Just Dance team to create an exciting collaboration that brings together video games with Computer Science and Physical Education in schools. Delving into the world of esports, we have adapted our popular Junior Tournament to help fundraise for Children in Need.

Don’t know the first thing about esports? Never played Just Dance before?

That’s okay, because we’ve linked below all the resources that you need to help you run a Just Dance esports tournament in your school. Whether you run this with just one class or an entire Key Stage, the resources below will explain everything you need to get your students dancing! You can follow the guidance precisely or adapt it along the way to meet your needs. Either approach is fine, the goal is to simply have fun.

Visit the BBC Children in Need site for more information about the live show!
Pudsey and a Just Dance character pose on a pink background

Workshop resources

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Tournament Starter Pack

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about running a tournament for BBC Children in Need Just Dance for Pudsey.

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Setup Reference Sheet

Learn more about how to set up and play Just Dance Now on your computer and smart phone.

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Software Requirements

An overview of required software to run a Just Dance Now tournament

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Lesson Overview

An overview of the content and software needed for each session as part of the tournament

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Pre-Tournament Delivery Guide

A delivery guide for the pre-tournament introduction lesson

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Pre-Tournament Lesson Slides

Powerpoint slides to accompany the pre-tournament introduction lesson

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Pre-tournament Worksheet Pack

Three worksheets designed to be used for activities as part of the pre-tournament introduction lesson

Want to learn more?

If you are interested in the full 10 hours worth of lesson materials then you can access the full Junior Tournament materials below, which also include support for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe by Nintendo and Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem by Outright Games. And if your students are enjoying Just Dance, then why not use it to teach them programming with our Just Dance with the Algorithm workshop.

We use the power of video games to teach computer science and cross-curricular creative digital skills.

You can also reach out to our network of Schoolhouses across the UK to book a workshop and discover the magic of Computational Thinking through our innovative play-based learning approach. Our better yet, apply to join the programme and become a Digital Schoolhouse for your regional area!

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DSH Esports Tournaments

Learn more about our junior and senior tournaments and sign up to take part in 2024

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Just Dance with the Algorithm

Use Just Dance to teach your students more about algorithms with our popular classroom resources

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Book a workshop

Get in touch with our expert network of Schoolhouses and book a workshop for your school

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Become a Schoolhouse

Express your interest in joining the Digital Schoolhouse programme in 2024