April is National Prevent Child Abuse month. Prevent Child Abuse America has launched a campaign called Pinwheels for Prevention to promote awareness about child abuse prevention. The pinwheel represents their efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.
On April 1, 2011 TLC! students participated in the Cherokee County Pinwheels for Prevention ceremony. Our school, along with other community organizations, met on the courthouse steps and then walked to the Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center and planted pinwheels.
Students remaining on campus even planted pinwheels on the front lawn. They made the pinwheels with Ms. Carrie in art class and then “planted” them on the front lawn.