St Mary Magdalen’s Mini Vinnies – ‘Turning Concern into Action’
‘We are very proud to say that we now have a St Mary Magdalen’s ‘Mini Vinnies’ group in school. Following a very special ‘Mini Vinnies’ commissioning assembly, our Mini Vinnies group work as ambassadors in our school and local community in promoting good causes.’
‘See – Think – Do’
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) 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 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’.
For further information please visit the ‘Mini Vinnies’ website.
Visit to our local residential care home – Beachcomber
Our ‘Mini Vinnies’ hand deliver cards, letters and gifts to the residents of Beachcomber (residential care home).