Basingstoke's Green Week School Art Competition

Back in September last year Megaman UK assisted Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke by exhibiting the benefits of LED lighting and smart home automation to the public.

The Basingstoke ‘Green Week’ (organised by the Basingstoke Transition Network and supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Festival Place) was back for a third year, offering events and activities designed to showcase environmentally-friendly living.

The aim of the event was to show how easy it is to be ‘greener’ in your everyday life. Megaman used the opportunity to talk to local shoppers about their lighting and how switching from traditional halogen to LEDs could not only save energy but money.

In line with the event, Megaman worked with Basingstoke Consortium Ltd to hold a competition for all the local secondary schools. It asked Year 8 and 9 students to produce a poster which reflects their thoughts on ‘The future of lighting’.  Students were invited to be as innovative and imaginative as possible in their designs. The winner would not only receive a prize but also some LED lighting for the school.

The lucky winners of Brighton Hill Community School, Faith Hoban and Charlie Currie, produced a poster around the idea of using waste to product electricity to run light bulbs. They both won an Amazon Fire tablet. Runner up Lizzie Pollitt won an Amazon gift card.

Megaman are now surveying the school to see what room could best benefit from some upgraded Megaman LED lighting and fixtures.

Photo from Left to right: Faith Hoban, Charlie Currie (Head Teacher), Nathaniel King and runner up Lizzie Pollitt.