St Marys Catholic Primary School
At St. Mary's we place the children at the heart of everything we do

Mini Vinnies

Who was St Vincent De Paul?
St.Vincent DePaul was born in France, 24th April 1581. He became a priest and dedicated himself to serving the poor.

So what is the Society of St Vincent de Paul?
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days.

The St Vincent de Paul Society helps people who are facing problems such as:

  • Poverty: not enough money to pay for basic necessities.
  • Hunger: some families have only one meal per day if they are lucky.
  • Unemployment: sometimes parents have to go out every day and search for work.
  • No home or poor quality housing: some families of 8 or more live in one room.
  • No education: some families cannot pay for schooling or children cannot go to school because they need to work to help their parents feed the family.

To find out more visit www.minivinnies.org.uk

Who are our SVP Representatives?
Our Mini Vinnies are a group of children from Y5 who follow in the steps of St.Vincent in helping local charities and looking after other people in our school.

Our work in school is to promote awareness about how we can all make a difference to our school, local and global community. 

Our Mini Vinnies organised and held a plant and cake sale in aid for the homeless in our parish. They made posters to advertise this event, placed the event in the newsletter and sourced the cakes and plants. 

They raised £244. This money will be used to buy heaters.