On Friday 15 October, members of Carnforth Rotary assisted pupils from Bleasedale School in Silverdale to plant Purple for Polio Crocus Bulbs which were purchased to support Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. Bleasdale School’s Headteacher reported:
“This week for their Outdoor Learning lesson, class 14 to 16 have been planting crocus bulbs with the local Carnforth Rotary Club. This was a great opportunity for our pupils to work with members from our community.
Spring each year sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocus blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland thanks to the Purple Crocus Corm planting to raise awareness of the Rotary fight for a polio free world. Planting the purple crocus corms by Rotary and many community groups is a great way of getting active, having fun and talking to lots of different people about the need to eradicate the life threatening and disabling polio virus.
Pupils enjoyed their experience of working with the Rotary Club and are eagerly awaiting for the bulbs to flower over Spring.”