A Bright Idea

Innovative Program

As part of a district-wide initiative to save energy and go green, Bensalem School District ran a switch plate contest, “Flip that Switch,” to promote conservation. Students designed original artwork and winners were chosen to be reproduced on switch plates across the district. Valley Elementary School’s focus was specifically to design a light switch cover that reminded students to turn out the lights before leaving the room and to promote saving money through energy conservation. Every full-time student participated in the contest and a volunteer from Tyler School of Art created a large display of a light switch advertising the contest for the school.