Update on Rotakids!

 

November 2016: Crocus Planting Update 

Just before half-term break, the Rotakids group planted the first 1000 of the 5000 crocus corms in the school grounds in large planters.  Then each child was given 3 corms and a purple flowerpot (donated by a local garden Centre) which they planted up to take home.  They were given guidance by Ernie, a retired nurseryman, on how to plant and take care of their crocus pots at home.

  

October 2016:The new RotaKids Club is promoting PolioPlus awareness:  An update from Secretary Stella.

Just a brief report on the first part of the programme.  It’s been fun so far.  I have two support Teachers One of whom is from the other school in the Federation and are looking to also introduce RotaKids to help and the kids are pretty well behaved – 18 of them in the group, and Ernie comes too. 
 
Some are very keen and we are looking forward to our Planting day in two weeks. We have 5000 corms to plant.  The two big planters are  not fully filled with soil so the crocuses would not be seen when they bloom.  The company that did the landscaping is well known to Ernie and me, and Ernie spoke to them and they will top them up for us with reclaimed soil in a day or two.  Ernie went to a nursery today and told them what our club was doing for the Polio Campaign.  They have donated two packs of larger crocus corms – deep purple, and lovely purple flower pots for the children so they can have a pot with a couple of corms to take home and look after, and a bag of compost for planting them.  So Thank you letters on the agenda for next Friday.