Father Wayne Coughlin came to school as part of our World week celebrations. He spoke about Pope Francis’s charity, Missio and the work that they do to help children in developing countries. We learnt about Sandra, a 10 year old Iraqi refugee who now lives in Jordan but owns very little and who dreams of going to school. Missio now help her family and she has a much brighter future. Fr Wayne asked the children to pray for these children as part of the ‘Children helping Children’ campaign.
Pope Francis said “Dear children, our hands are a symbol for our hearts and only open, generous hearts can change the world… Show me your hands. Are they closed and selfish, or open and generous?”
Mini Vinnies Tambola
On 24th April, Mini Vinnies held a Mini Tambola in school as part of the Easter celebrations. All children were given a ticket so that they could participate in this exciting event. This was to say thank you to all the children and parents for their continuous support towards the Mini Vinnies' projects.
Mini Vinnies Book Sale
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Mini Vinnies held a book sale for Sepo and raised £400! Thank you for your support.
Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes
Mini Vinnies organised a special assembly with Rev. Steve Summerfield from WNSMK. WNSMK provides supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping during the extreme winter months between early December and mid-March each year. They work in partnership with several Milton Keynes churches that provide their facilities free of charge.
WNSMK reached out to the Mini Vinnies to collect toiletries and the Mini Vinnies responded by collecting over 600 items. We are immensely grateful to parents and staff members for their generosity and support.
Our Christmas hamper appeal received a resounding response. We are immensely grateful for your generosity and support. Members of the S.V.P (Saint Vincent De Paul society) handed the Christmas hampers to deserving families in the community.
Mini Vinnies 2018-2019
Mini Vinnies is the children’s group of St. Vincent De Paul Society (SVP). They are a group of primary school children that get together to help those in need within the school and local community. On 4th December, the Mini Vinnies had the 2018 Commissioning Ceremony. Mr. John Scott (local S.V.P president) and Mrs. Patricia O’Rourke were special guests.
Mr. Mundy, Head Teacher, lit candles as a sign for the Mini Vinnies to spread their light to the community. Mrs. Hackett, RE Co-ordinator accepted paper cut out hands of the new Mini Vinnie members, on which were inscribed different ways they could make a difference to the community. Mrs. O’Rourke presented badges and Mr. Scott presented certificates on making their Mini Vinnie pledge. The ceremony ended with the whole school singing a positive and energetic song ‘Yes Lord’ to engage our hearts and minds.