Gift of tulips sent to Pratt as expression of thanks

A few of the 75 tulip bulbs are transplanted into a pot.

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

The commencement ceremony at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School this spring will have a little more colour, thanks to an overseas country.

The school recently received 75 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands. They were sent to commemorate the 75th anniversary of liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian soldiers.

Pratt teacher Jennifer Norgaard says the idea is that these special tulips will grow in the spring to show the Netherlands’ appreciation of what Canadians did for them.

“These have been sent across Canada,” says Norgaard.

“As these arrived in November, we were unable to plant them in the fall, so these are now budding in my classroom. The hope is that these will be grown and placed in the pots at the front of the school for our grad celebration in May.”

Norgaard jokes by thanking her EA students who are doing their best to keep her “black thumb” from killing them. A project worth smiling over!

Different pots covered with soil and ready to grow.

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