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Students assisted with colourful mural at V.P. Carswell Elementary School

muralA colourful mural now decorates the front entrance of V.P. Carswell Elementary School in Trenton. Painted by local mural artist, Maureen Walton, with assistance from students, the floor-to-ceiling mural represents the school and surrounding community.

"We are so pleased with the mural. It’s the first thing you see when entering the school, you can’t miss it. It was important to involve students in the planning and painting and I know they learned from an expert like Maureen Walton," said Principal Stephanie Taylor-Harvey.

The mural is a view out a window looking down the Trent River to the Bay of Quinte. There are both explicit and implicit symbols in the details which further represent the school and community.

The project was possible due to tremendous support from the school council and school community.

Maureen Walton has painted murals at Deseronto Public School, Harry J. Clarke Public School, Tyendinaga Public School  and at the Education Centre, as well as extensive work at Quinte Mohawk School. Her website is www.maureenwalton.com


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Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]