After winning the WA division of the Paint Australia Beautiful mural competition in May, East Narrogin Primary School is in the running for the $2000 people’s choice award and the honour of being named overall winner. Keep Australia Beautiful WA chair Michael Aspinall congratulated students on the mural when he visited the school to see the finished piece on August 22. “Keep Australia Beautiful Council would like to congratulate the grade six students from East Narrogin Primary School on winning the mural competition,” he said. “The students should be very proud of their beautiful artworks that have brightened the Noongar Gardens.” The colourful mural featuring native fauna and flora designed by ENPS student Lucy Sands was painted by ENPS Year 6 students with assistance from local artist Georgina Patterson. “East Narrogin Primary School have been very humbled to be involved in this special Paint Australia Beautiful project,” ENPS deputy principal Evelyn Wilkie said. “The students have been provided with the unique opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the school where they have felt personally accepted, respected and included from beginning to end. “Lucy expressed pride in her creation and is delighted with the vibrant colours and energy radiating into the school oval. It is certainly a positive change for all to enjoy.” After winning the State title the school received $750 worth of Haymes paint. Country Paint Supplies’ Michelle Birrell said that helping the students select colours for the mural had been a fantastic experience. “We are proud to have worked so closely with them to bring their mural to life,” she said. “We wish them all the very best in the final leg of the competition.” Keep Australia Beautiful and Haymes Paint are encouraging people to support their favourite artwork in the competition by following them on Facebook and giving a thumbs up to their most-liked mural. Voting will close on September 4 and the winner of the people’s choice award will be revealed on September 6.