Pinwheels for a cause

First grade students at Girdler Elementary were busy this week preparing a special garden for a cause.

Pinwheels are popping up in flower gardens at the school, across Knox County, and throughout the nation in an effort to raise awareness for child abuse.  April is National Prevent Child Abuse month.

The students at Girdler are joining others in helping increase awareness and promote programs that promote intervention and counseling before the problem occurs.  In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children.

The pinwheels planeted by students at Girdler were supplied by the GFWC KY Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club.

For more information about Pinwheels for Prevention and the Prevent Child Abuse America organization please visit