Grade 6 student Lucy Sands, from East Narrogin Primary School, has won the WA division of a nationwide mural competition organised by the Keep Australia Beautiful Council and Haymes Paint. “The competition was called Paint Australia Beautiful and students from every state entered it,” Lucy said. “I drew it in class, we only had one day to do it - I was a bit surprised.” Lucy’s mural design was selected as the WA winner by public vote after being shortlisted on April 20. The competition required students to design a mural that reflects their local environment. “I wanted to draw things from nature that are known in our area,” Lucy said. “There’s a numbat on the side and there are hills and a sun like our school emblem. “There’s the swallows that we get nesting in the undercover area at East Narrogin Primary and the lettering has colours like a bee because that’s our school mascot.” Lucy’s school will receive $750 worth of paint from Haymes to see the mural bought to life. The completed mural will also go in the running against winners from other States and Territories for a grand prize of $2000. “As the competition is run by Haymes Paint the paint will be bought through us as we’re the local stockists,” Narrogin Country Paint Supplies’ Michelle Birrell said. “After all the murals are painted someone will take photographs of the winners across Australia and a national winner will be selected.” Lucy’s design will be painted on a shed at East Narrogin Primary in the coming months by Lucy and her classmates with assistance from Georgina Patterson, the Williams artist whose mural work can be seen on the irrigation tank in Gnarojin Park.