Manor Lakes College students have their spray

Manor Lakes College students have taken to public property with spray cans in a bid to reduce vandalism at Presidents Park in Wyndham Vale.

Students Marco, Jayden and Temania and youth worker Aaron Tiananga (pictured) added their signature colours to the recreation area’s skate park as part of a legal graffiti project.

The students, who designed the murals, worked with Wyndham council on the $7700 initiative funded by a state crime prevention grant.

Mayor Bob Fairclough said similar murals at Boardwalk Boulevard skate park in Point Cook and Mossfiel Drive skate park in Hoppers Crossing had dramatically reduced illegal tagging.

Since the murals were painted last year, there have been only six reports of graffiti at these skate parks.