Senior pupils who take part in the Crosfields Oaks Interact Club planted purple crocus bulbs outside the Sports Centre to promote awareness for the Rotary Club's Purple4Polio campaign.
After a brief explanation of how to plant out bulbs by Crosfields Head Groundsman, Mr. Tennant, the pupils enjoyed digging holes and scattering the bulbs in a small patch in front of the swimming pool.
The Rotary Club's pledge for a polio-free world was made in 1985; since then, there are now only two countries left in the world with polio, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The colour purple is significant to the campaign as, when a child receives their life saving polio drops, their little finger is painted with a purple dye so it is clear they have received their vaccine. A plaque will be added to the site over the next few weeks and we look forward to seeing the crocus' bloom in spring.