The Mini Vinnies in the primary school is a section of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) society. We have a very active Mini Vinnies club at St. Michael’s who organise and take part in many school and community activities.
This group was ‘born’ in September, 2014. Our volunteers come from Year 4, 5 and 6. They meet on Wednesdays to pray, talk and plan activities for the good of St. Michael’s and the whole community.
This school year began with the Mini Vinnies leading us in prayer at our St Michael's Day Mass. This was swiftly followed by a successful MacMillan Coffee Morning where we raised over £445 for this worthy charity.
The following week the Mini Vinnies launched the CAFOD appeal by inviting a speaker into school who spoke of the need in many countries for a clean water supply. We held an own clothes day based on 'Brighten Up the World' for CAFOD.
During the month of October, our Mini Vinnies are leading the school community in praying the Holy Rosary. Parents and friends are invited to join us each Friday in October at 2.50pm.
Our Children in Need appeal raised an amazing £395 through selling Pudsey badges, raffling a giant teddy and our own clothes day.
The Mini Vinnies are role models for our other children in school and model actions they want other children to follow. Oliver has been voted President and Mia Vice-President of the group.