Who are Mini Vinnies?
Mini Vinnies are based in schools and parishes across the world. They come together to form a part of the St Vincent de Paul Society, which is 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 community.
Our Year 6 class is named after St Vincent de Paul and in 2022, the children in Year 6 will be enrolled as Mini Vincentians. Together, we will work to turn our concerns into action, using the simple formula of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need in our community and to help them.
There are many ways that St Vincent de Paul class can work together to help by, for example:
- Writing cards to children in hospital
- Visiting local care homes to sing or play games with the residents
- Knit scarves for the homeless
- Run food collections for local food banks
Litter Pick 29.3.2022
This morning, a group of our Mini Vinnies took on a litter pick in our local area. This was part of a project they have been working on to improve our local environment. Within half an hour, they had collected 11kgs in weight of litter!
We are very proud of the manner in which they have represented our school. We had lots of lovely comments from the public while we were collecting, even the refuse collection team waved and said thank you for helping them.
Now, we need to keep getting the message across about the importance of keeping the environment free of litter. The group were especially shocked that so much rubbish had been left near to litter bins! They were also a little surprised at the types of litter they found.
See their work below: