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The outline, featuring beach-vibe symbols like surf boards, towels and palm trees, has been painted in freehand by local artist Carmen Lye and three students from each of the six senior classes at Hampstead will lend a hand to add in the colour.
The school board of trustees prepared the blank canvas by waterblasting the concrete top corner of the complex.
The project is part of a nationwide mural competition run by paint company Resene, and the paint has been supplied at half its normal cost.
Hampstead School had supplied ideas on what they wanted in the mural and students would add colour in blocks from a master design, said Carmen Lye, who is volunteering on the project and has two children previously attend Hampstead.
The entire project is expected to take around a week to complete and could be expanded to cover other areas of the otherwise bland coloured pool complex.