We are delighted to announce that our school is part of the SVP family and we have our own Mini Vinnies in school.
The Mini Vinnie Mission.
‘The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.’ SVP Society.
The Mini Vinnie Pledge.
As a member of Mini Vinnies, I promise to make a difference in my world by:
• Caring for, respecting and loving myself;
• Strengthening my friendship with Jesus by praying each day and talking to others about him;
• Caring for others in my school and community by being a friend to those who are alone, in need or in trouble;
• Contributing to the happiness of my family through my help, respect, consideration, joy and kindness;
• Caring for, appreciating and enjoying God’s creation: the environment;
• Treating others the way I would like them to treat me
Our Mini Vinnies for 2017-2018:
Members: Isla, Daniel, Declan, Carmela, Holly, Charlie, Emily, Romilly, Henry, Phillipa, Sophie, Maja, Jessica, Eve, Leonie, Katie, Harriet, Grace, Erin C, Niamh, Erin B, Polly and Isaac.
Co ordinators: Mrs Sweeney, Mrs Williams and Mrs Sheldon Price
Dementia Action Week
As Mini Vinnies we led our school in Dementia Action Week. We began the week by visiting the garden centre to collect blue flowers for the prayer garden. We spent lunchtimes each day gardening and helping to make the prayer garden a place we could remember and prayer for all those suffering with the disease.
Leonie made a forget-me-not cake and shared with her class.
At the end of the week Peter Smith came into talk to our school about raising awareness and about our Dementia Friendly Community. At the end were all set a challenge to find ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ stickers and send them into school. We have had some brilliant entries so far!
We have been working with Home Lea House taking part in their Reminiscent Project. we have taken groups of Mini Vinnies to visit their residents and talk about their childhood, important events in their lives and things they wish to share with the children.
This year we have become Dementia Friends and are working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly School. We are making links within the local area to raise awareness, raise money and support those who are living with dementia.
We have been learning about Dementia with ‘Memories with Grandma’.
In the year 16/17 the Mini Vinnies were very busy! Here are just a few of the highlights of our year.
The Good Shepherd