The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days.
The 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 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’.
Miss Tickle is our Coordinator of the Mini Vinnies. Mini Vinnies is a charitable group made up of children from Year 5 and Year 6 who aim to turn concerns into actions. Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in our community. We follow the ethos ‘See, Think, Do,’ finding people in need and helping them.