The Crocus of Hope

The Crocus of Hope

04 Mar 2021
senior enrichment

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.