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Mini Vinnies (Junior SVP)

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This after school club is a junior Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) group ran by the children, supported by Mrs Scotson.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. Today the SVP England & Wales is pleased to highlight its continuing strong links with young people, through the development of its new 'Mini Vinnies' programme - a ground-breaking Primary Schools initiative, based on good work done in Australia, piloted in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, and which is seen as having, "the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society."

'Mini Vinnies' are children aged between 7 to 11 (or younger) who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life'.  

As Mini Vinnies, the youngsters have their own 'treasured' Prayer, Pledge and Badge, a dedicated website and a range of bright and colourful documents which guide them in their formative steps - helping and enabling them to become in every sense, young Vincentians - or 'Mini Vinnies'.

 

Please see our 'Mini Vinnies' tab, under the 'Catholic Life of the School'

Our new Mini Vinnies have just appointed our new President Georgie Taylor (Y6) who will help Mrs Scotson to lead our group this year. Congratulations Georgie!

Our first order of business is to encourage others to show the value of care, which is our Value for this half term. Every time a child is seen demonstrating this value they will put a cube in the pot in the Hall, and if we manage to fill the pot before the next holiday all the children in school will be rewarded with a special treat! Mini Vinnies have created a display in the corridor to give all children ideas of how they can show their faith in action through demonstrating the value of care.