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Students plant pinwheel garden

By Jeff Stensland,, 803-777-3686

People walking on the University of South Carolina’s campus near the corner of Barnwell and College streets may notice an unusual type of spring garden, one made up entirely of dozens of blue plastic pinwheels.

The pinwheels were planted Friday by College of Social Work students, faculty and the Children's Trust of South Carolina to draw attention to child abuse prevention. It’s part of a national campaign running through April.

The use of the pinwheel rather than a ribbon to raise awareness is meant to highlight the innocence of childhood while focusing attention on prevention strategies rather than dwell on the more tragic consequences of abuse and neglect.

“We think this fits right in with in our mission because part of our role is to make sure kids are cared for,” said Amber Schrenkel, a member of USC’s Social Work Student Association.

The pinwheels will decorate the lawn of 1731 College Street through April.

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Posted: 04/15/13 @ 10:00 AM | Updated: 04/15/13 @ 10:00 AM | Permalink



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