Students Plant Pinwheel Gardens in Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Tower Hill students participated in events to demonstrate awareness of an epidemic facing the children of our nation. April 5 is “Wear Blue Day” in Delaware, as Prevent Child Abuse chapters nationwide encourage everyone to wear blue—the color of child abuse prevention—as a sign of community support. Lower Schoolers planted a pinwheel garden on the lawn of the Business Office on Wednesday, and Middle and Upper School students will plant pinwheels in front of the school by DeGroat Field on Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday. The pinwheel is the logo of Prevent Child Abuse Delaware (PCAD) and a reminder that every child deserves the chance at having a happy childhood. Tricia Ewing, Director of Advancement of PCAD, joined the Lower School for the planting of their pinwheel garden. Our hope is that the students will understand that our gardens will serve as a sign of advocacy and support for children experiencing abuse.
—Lower School Psychologist Dr. Amy Cuddy and Middle School faculty member Beth Anderson