As part of the End Polio local schools are planting purple crocuses
Rotarians Bernie Roberston, Jan Long and Una Morgan helped Ledbury Primary School plant 3000 crocus bulbs outside the school entrance. The Head, Julie Rees, suggested they went around the outside edge of grass area and around the bell; they already have LPS planted in yellow daffodils in the front of the grass. Julie supervised and brought us tea. It was hard to say who had more fun; the Rotarians really enjoyed lifting up the turf and replacing it whilst the children filled up the holes with the bulbs; it was rather muddy! We look forward to seeing the colour mix when the bulbs come into flower. Afterwards the children each received a purple crocus badge and a knitted "hat" for their little finger. The children will be telling the school assembly the purpose of the planting when the bulbs start showing and Rotary hopes to visit and talk formally to the school in the spring.
We also gave crocuses to Bosbury and Eastnor Primary Schools as well. We helped Eastnor plant the crocuses in their forest school on each side of the growing willow arch they had put in.