End Polio Now – crocus corms to schools (November 2016)

Derby Schools support End Polio Now Campaign and prepare for spring

In November last year (2016) 17 Derby schools received 10,000 crocus corms between them and planted them in preparation of a glorious display of purple flowers next spring. The Rotary Club of Derby celebrated World Polio Day this year by giving schools the opportunity to plant up to 1000 crocus corms in their school grounds or in a nearby park. We were delighted when 4 secondary and 13 primary schools  across the city took up our offer. The purple crocus is the symbol of the Rotary International campaign to end polio across the world.

The schools received their packs of crocus corms mainly at a school assembly where in a short presentation given by one of our Rotary Club members, the pupils were informed about the End Polio Now Campaign.

In some of the schools the crocus corm packs were given to gardening clubs, school council members or curriculum enrichment leaders.

The photos here illustrate a few of the recipients of the crocus packs. They are Merrill School, Murray Park School, Alvaston Junior School, Allenton Primary School and Reigate Park

Murray Park School

Reigate Park Primary School

Merrill Academy

Alvaston Junior School



Allenton Junior School

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