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The message is on the walls
Students at East Narrogin Primary School helped local artist Ross Storey paint the new mural.

Local artist Ross Storey completed a mural on two walls of East Narrogin Primary School last Wednesday.

Mr Storey began the mural at the school’s NAIDOC Day on September 29 and the former student of East Narrogin Primary School said he had loved painting since he could %walk.

“It’s a pleasure for me to come back and do a mural and it is a pleasure to work with the students and staff,” he said.

“I enjoy setting an example to the kids because there are some budding artists out there and there are many good memories at this school for me.”

Deputy principal Jo Hayes said the school had received $2500 from Healthway as part of the Smart School grant initiative of the Smarter than Smoking project.

She said teachers were focusing on smoking-related issues this term.

“The anti-smoking message is important to get out into the community and staff, students and parents that have seen the new mural have thought it is a beautiful addition to the school,” she said.

Mr Storey said he was studying a Certificate IV in visual arts and hoped to get a bachelor degree and teach art at the school one day.

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