Welcome to our Mini Vinnies page.
Mini Vinnies are 9 to 11 year olds based in schools and parishes across England and Wales, and in several other countries across the world. They come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms. Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities.
Our Mini Vinnies are:
Our Mini Vinnies President is Ebony
We met for our first meeting, everyone had lots of brilliant ideas! The team would like to run a Foodbank Poster Competition to encourage people to donate. Prizes will be given to EYFS, Year 1 and 2, Year 3 and 4, Year 5 and 6. Winners will be picked on 21st September. The Mini Vinnies are also keen to contribute around school and would like to take part in some gardening and art tasks. A colouring competition will also be organised over half term.
Today we had our President elections. All the children made thoughtful and persuavive speeches. They were all able to give wonderful reasons why they should be chosen to be President.
Ebony was voted President!
Certificates and badges were given to all members of our Mini Vinnies group.
The Mini Vinnies looked carefully at all the entries for the Foodbank Poster competition. They chose a winner for each phase and prizes were given. Well done to all those that entered. Posters will be displayed around school to remind families that we welcome donations.
The Mini Vinnies discussed upcoming Christmas events. The children are going to learn Christmas songs for the Pensioner's lunch. They would also like to make a small gift for everyone that comes to the lunch. They are also going to co-ordinate hamper collections.
Our Mini Vinnies Prayer
Lord, Thank you for our gifts and talents.
Lord, Show us who needs our help.
Lord, Use our hands to help those who are hungry.
Lord, Open our hearts to love and comfort those who are sad and lonely.
Lord, Let us share our time, gifts and talents with those in need.
Lord, Help us to care for the sick.
Lord, May we all help and support each other as Mini Vinnies to build a better world.