Today is World Polio Day – 24th October and as part of that we welcomed Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Cllr Julie Flaherty and President Kevin Powell and his Rotarians, David Hall, Julius and Diana Ceaser and Ernest Lawson from The Rotary Club as part of their Purple4Polio Project to plant crocus corns in the school grounds.
These crocus flowers are significant as they are purple in colour and the colour purple represents polio. The colour purple is also profound as it is also one of our school colours.
Our year 12 PD class with Miss Bowman and Mr Callender joined this exciting event to plant crocus corns in the school grounds with pupils who were eager to know more about rotarian humanity efforts and now eagerly await to see the crocus flowers bloom in Spring.
Rotary members continue effortlessly through fundraising and advocacy through their polio programme and make it their humanitarian priority is to eradicate the world from Polio and this has been their goal since 1985. Visit www.rotary.org to see their ongoing projects and causes they engage with.