Purple 4 Polio Day

 

On Friday 28th October Bridge was a sea of purple as staff and pupils wore purple clothes to help raise money for Rotary International to help eradicate polio.

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 who has been immunised.

Mrs Davis and her many volunteer ECO helpers worked hard to create beautiful pots and to help plant crocuses for the whole school community to buy to raise much needed money to support this very worthy cause.

Over £500 was raised on the day so a huge thank-you too everyone for your very kind contributions.

ECO monitors get busy preparing the crocus corms for selling
ECO monitors get busy preparing the crocus corms for selling
ECO monitors and Mrs Davis share some crocus corms with residents from Spelga Mews
ECO monitors and Mrs Davis share some crocus corms with residents from Spelga Mews
Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who bought some crocus corms
Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who bought some crocus corms
Raising much needed money for Purple 4 Polio
Raising much needed money for Purple 4 Polio
Visiting Mrs Knox and Downshire Nursery raised £130!  A huge thank-you for your support!
Visiting Mrs Knox and Downshire Nursery raised £130! A huge thank-you for your support!
Time to paint some beautiful pots
Time to paint some beautiful pots
Mrs Davis and some P.7 pupils help residents plant some crocus corms in the communal gardens in Spelga Mews
Mrs Davis and some P.7 pupils help residents plant some crocus corms in the communal gardens in Spelga Mews
P.2 pupils are delighted with their crocuses
P.2 pupils are delighted with their crocuses
Lewis and Daniel bring some crocus corms to Newbridge College
Lewis and Daniel bring some crocus corms to Newbridge College
All dressed up and looking scary on Purple 4 Polio Day
All dressed up and looking scary on Purple 4 Polio Day