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Mini Vinnies

Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School is now a Mini-Vinnie school! Mini-Vinnie groups are set up in Catholic primary schools, and carry out good deeds in helping the needy within school, the local community and the wider world. Mini Vinnies follow the pattern of see-think-do. They see who needs help in the world, think about how they can help and then do something about it. Their mission is to turn concern into action.

When we spoke to the children about the idea, we had such a tremendous response to the proposition, and it was clear that our children were keen to join the programme. We held interviews to appoint committee members, after receiving application forms from over 30 children! It was inspiring to see that the children were eager to convey their passion for helping others, and how their own faith drove them on.

We appointed twelve children to be our Mini Vinnie representatives at a special ceremony in front of the whole school. We all prayed together, sang a Mini Vinnie song, and the new team took a pledge to help others. It was a wonderful event and we are very proud of our Mini Vinnies!