Under the guidance of Mrs Hudson, our Mini Vinnies continue to flourish in the school and meet regularly to further develop the positive impact that they have made on the Catholic Life of the school.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education for many years, which can be highlighted through the development of the 'Mini Vinnie' programme. Mini Vinnies are seen as having "the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society." This aim also fits in perfectly with the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching which we engage in at St Robert Southwell.
As Mini Vinnies, the children have their 'treasured' Prayer, Pledge and Badge, a dedicated website and a range of bright and colourful documents which guide them in their formative steps - helping and enabling them to become, in every sense, young Vincentians - or 'Mini Vinnies.'
Our Mini Vinnies' Prayer
Lord, Thank you for our gifts and talents.
Lord, Show us who needs our help.
Lord, Use our hands to help those who are hungry.
Lord, Open our hearts to love and comfort those who are sad and lonely.
Lord, Let us share our time, gifts and talents with those in need.
Lord, help us to care for the sick.
Lord, May we all help and support each other as Mini Vinnies to build a better world.