In our central garden, beside our holocaust memorial, sixth class sowed narcissi and tulips today. These are sown in order to remember all our loved ones that have passed away. We are looking forward to next May when these bulbs will be in bloom.
The Crocus Project is an Irish initiative whereby HETI provides yellow Crocus bulbs for young people and school pupils aged 11 years and older to plant in memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust and thousands of other children who were victims of Nazi atrocities. The yellow flowers recall the yellow Stars of David that Jews were forced to wear under Nazi rule. The Crocus blooms around the end of January, about the time of international Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January). When people admire the flowers, the pupils explain what they represent and recall the children who perished in the Holocaust. Here Mr Mullin’s class are planting the crocuses in the central garden in the main building. Information will be displayed around the garden to inform everyone about our Crocus project.
Mr. Mullin’s sixth class have been busy at art and craft.