Purple4Polio

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Chartfield School in News, School Events, Special Announcements

We were visted by two gentlemen from the Rotary. The children listened to a talk and watched a PowerPoint demonstration about the campaign, Purple4Polio.

We were given 5000 crocus bulbs to planet, 2000 to be planted at school and the rest to be distributed amongst the children to plant the bulbs at home so they are able to see them flower in February/March time next year. Please take a photograph of your child planting the bulbs, a change to get them to do the gardening, and then a photograph of them wihen the flowers are in bloom. We would like to support the campaign so will make a big display of all the photographs at school next term, and on the website. We will also have a purple non-uniform day next term.

The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just three, with over 2.5 billion children now receiving vacinations thanks to the help of Rotary.

With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to eradicate polio for good.

Please note the crocus species being used are Ruby Giant. Children should be supervised at all times, and crocus corms should not be ingested. Crocus species are not toxic to people; however, if signs of sickness are seen, medical advice should be sought immediately.

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