Mini Vinnies

Who are the Mini Vinnies?

The St Paulinus Mini Vinnies group is for children in Year 6. Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss , support and help make a difference to our school ,parish and wider community. Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need and help them. Have a look at our page and see all the things we do to fulfil the Mini Vinnie promise.

Our group is part of the national Mini Vinnies organisation and we come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms.

Mini Vinnies Mass

Mini Vinnie’s Mass On 28th September the Mini Vinnie’s attended a special Mass at St Anne’s Cathedral. Bishop Marcus recommissioned the Mini Vinnies across the diocese. We went on the train from Dewsbury and had a lovely memorable time...

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival In October we led the Harvest Festival Worships in school. Every class took part in the worships by singing, acting, sharing artwork and reciting poems. We encouraged everyone to bring food to give to the local Fusion Foodbank in Dewsbury. We were...

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child In November we took part in Operation Christmas Child. We encouraged the children to bring in shoeboxes filled with lovely toys, toiletries and warm hats and gloves. Some classes even got together to do a joint shoebox where everyone brought...

The Mini Vinnies have been very busy selling poppies and other items for Remembrance Sunday. The snap bands are extremely popular. All money raised goes towards the Royal British Legion. 

Our Mini Vinnies

The Mini Vinnies came to help the new children learn how to make the sign of the cross correctly. They showed them altogether, then worked individually with them. They were very good teachers!