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[teacherartexchange] pinwheels

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From: Sears, Ellen (ELLEN.SEARS_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 16 2009 - 07:38:47 PST


I have never participated in the Pinwheels for Peace project - but I got
something from out state today on a new nationwide campaign -
Pinwheels for Prevention
http://preventchildabuseny.org/pinwheelscampaign.shtml

Pinwheels for Prevention is a new nationwide public awareness campaign.
Pinwheels for Prevention was created by Prevent Child Abuse America and
its state chapters. It goes beyond making people aware of the issue of
child abuse and neglect. It engages people to act to prevent it from
ever happening in the first place.

The campaign is built around the symbol of the pinwheel. Pinwheels are a
happy and uplifting symbol of childhood. As a campaign symbol, a
pinwheel conveys the message that every child deserves the chance be
raised in a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment.

From Pinwheels for Peace:
A pinwheel is a childhood symbol - it reminds us of a time when things
were simple, joyful, peaceful. A pinwheel is easily made using just
about any type of material, from copy paper, to thin plastic, to
lightweight metal. The stick of the pinwheel can be as simple as a
pencil or as intricate as a carved stick or metal rod. Pinwheels can be
made as small as one inch in diameter or as large as desired - limited
only by the creator's materials and motivation. Pinwheels can be minimal
or very complex - imagination, creativity (and a mild breeze) are the
only variables needed.

Interesting -
Ellen

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