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A Kenton primary and secondary school join forces to plant bulbs to raise awareness of polio

PUBLISHED: 11:10 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:10 26 November 2018

St Gregory Catholic Science College and Uxendon Manor pupils planted bulbs in Woodcock Park to raise awareness of polio.

St Gregory Catholic Science College and Uxendon Manor pupils planted bulbs in Woodcock Park to raise awareness of polio.

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Pupils from a primary and secondary school in Kenton joined forces to plant hundreds of bulbs to raise awareness of polio.

Uxendon Manor Primary pupils plant daffodil bulbs in Woodcock Park to raise awareness of polio.Uxendon Manor Primary pupils plant daffodil bulbs in Woodcock Park to raise awareness of polio.

The green fingered bunch from St Gregory’s Catholic Science College and Uxendon Manor Primary School gathered in Woodcock Park to plant daffodil bulbs and crocus corms.

The focus of the project was to support the Northwick Park Rotary Club’s End Polio Now campaign.

Polio kills and paralyses young children and remains endemic in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

The crocus is purple like the dye put on the fingers of children to show that they have been immunised.

St Gregory pupils plant crocuses in Woodcock Park to raise awareness of polio. St Gregory pupils plant crocuses in Woodcock Park to raise awareness of polio.

The Rotary Club raises money to fund immunisation programmes in these countries to reduce cases.

The club donated more than 300 purple crocus corms to the secondary school in Donnington Road.

Staff from Veolia, who donated the daffodils, helped the youngest pupils dig holes for the bulbs near the brook, recently renovated by the Friends of Woodcock Park and Thames Water.

St Gregory’s headteacher, Andrew Prindiville, said: “We are delighted to assist the Rotary Club in raising awareness of their work to eradicate Polio across the world.

“We also hope that the daffodils and crocuses planted by pupils bring cheer to users of Woodcock Park next spring.”

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