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Handprints add a splash of colour

MOUNT Nelson Primary School students have banded together with TasWater to add a splash of colour to the reservoir located on Nelson Road.

The young students helped spruce up the TasWater asset with the creation of a poster, which artists have now transformed into a mural.

TasWater facilities officer Rachaelle Downey said the program enabled TasWater to give back to the community.

“This project gives locals the opportunity to engage with legal street art,” she said.

“This time, we worked closely with younger students from Mount Nelson Primary School who designed the mural and are adding their handprints onto the mural once complete.

“The kids are really passionate about engaging the community to care for the environment and hope this mural will be a reminder.”

Mount Nelson Primary School pupil Kyler said there was a special meaning behind the mural he and his classmates created.

“We are making a mural of the eucalyptus globulus because swift parrots need them and they are endangered,” he said.

“We also put on Tasmanian animals.

“When people are walking or driving, they will notice to stop cutting the trees down.”

Ms Downey said this project was particularly special “because the reservoir was painted by the same school around 20 years ago.”

“The paint was flaking off and after support from community members, it is now time for a refresh,” she said.

“This project is also allowing us to educate young people about water, with our community engagement officer coming along to talk with the Mount Nelson Primary School pupils.”

Caption: Mount Nelson Primary School students, from left, Zoey, Brianna and Kai add their handprints to the reservoir mural.

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