Purple4Polio at the Westfield site

Pupils at the Beech Academy have been planting crocus corms for the spring.  The corms were donated by the Rotary Club of Mansfield as part of their Purple4Polio campaign.  The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child to indicate they have received their life saving oral polio vaccine.  The campaign has been going for over 30 years.

This year, the Rotary Club of great Britain and Ireland are aiming to plant 10 million purple crocus corms! Pupils at both sites have been planting a fair few, but not quite 10 million!  We will update you with photographs of the crocuses in the Spring