Turning concern into action
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education for many years, which can be highlighted through the development of the 'Mini Vinnie' programme. Mini Vinnies are seen as having, "the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society." This aim also fits in perfectly with the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching which we are teaching at St. Paul’s.
Throughout the year, our Mini Vinnies organise events to support local charities and others in need. They come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society - a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms.
The Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities. Our Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need and help them.
In autumn term, the Mini Vinnies decided to create and write Christmas cards. They sent their beautiful cards to members of our community who live in our local care homes.
Who are our Mini Vinnies this year?
Donatella, Niamh, Harry, Finlee, Evie, Leo, Nicola, Megan and Ciara
How do I apply?
If you are in Year 5 and wish to become a Mini Vinnie please write a letter to Mrs Wilson telling her why you wish to apply for this role and how you would carry out good deeds in the community.
For more information on the Mini Vinnies please visit their website