Bulb planting for polio campaign

Pupils at Morven Park School are joined by members of Kirkby Rotary Club in planting purple crocuses to raise awareness of the Rotary's Eradicate Polio campaign.
Pupils at Morven Park School are joined by members of Kirkby Rotary Club in planting purple crocuses to raise awareness of the Rotary's Eradicate Polio campaign.

Purple crocus bulbs have been planted by Kirkby schoolchildren to highlight the worldwide fight against polio.

Pupils from Morven Park Primary School planted the flowers to show support for the Rotary Club’s ‘Eradicate Polio’ campaign.

Members of Kirkby Rotary Club joined the children in planting the crocuses, which were funded by Ashfield District Council.

Club president Paul Riley said there had been only a handful of polio cases around the world in the last year.

“The planting of crocuses has been adopted as a way for Rotary to raise awareness of our commitment to eradicate the disease from the world.

“By planting this display, we are optimistic that we can raise awareness of polio eradication in the Kirkby area and generate the support needed to see the project to completion,” he said.