Mini Vinnies

The teaching of love and respect for all regardless of religion

re them for life in modern Britain. We believe, and we encourage our children to believe that people should treat everyone with respect whatever their race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, special need or disability. The pupils’ sense of community, where respect for each other is paramount and everyone helps everyone else, is extremely strong in our school and we have an emphasis on truth, honesty, justice and fairness reinforced by the acts of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Through learning about other faiths, celebrations and practice, traditions of other religions and cultures are shared and through this is a strong sense of social awareness and responsible behaviour is encouraged and praised.

Children are aware of the need to respect everyone as reflected in the school’s mission statement. Further, we build the self-esteem in our children to give them strategies to be positive about others and not be influenced by any negative peer pressure that they may encounter.

Our aim is for all of our pupils to be highly considerate and supportive of each other and that they develop a greater understanding and empathy with the community in which they live, the national community and the global community.

To support this the children in Key Stage Two can volunteer to become part of our Mini Vinnies group. They meet together at lunchtimes to pray together and look for opportunities to help others.

The Mini Vinnies are quite literally mini St. Vincent de Paul’s.

Mini Vinnies are 7 to 11 year olds based in schools and parishes across England and Wales, and in several other countries across the world. They 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 meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities.

Mini Vinnies truly turn care into action as they use the simple formula of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need and help them.

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