Who are the Mini Vinnies?
'Mini Vinnies' are children aged between 7 to 11 who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their School, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life'. Once children have made their First Holy Communion in Year Three, they are invited to join the Mini Vinnies. In St. Luke’s Catholic Primary School, they help to lead Collective Worship and represent the school at Diocesan events, and plan and prepare a variety of outreach projects, in support of the wider community.
Once pupils have taken their pledge, they wear their Mini Vinnie badge with pride. Class representatives attend the weekly meetings; they then feed back to the rest of the group.
Projects that St. Luke’s Mini Vinnies have organised
- Visits to the local Residential homes
- Carol singing at Christmas time
- Food collections for the Frodsham foodbank
- Supporting Nkosiethyu school, in South Africa
- Taking part in annual days of retreat linked with St. Nicholas High School
- Lenten collections
- Designing and selling St. Luke’s book marks for fundraising