St Joseph's Catholic Primary and Nursery School, Pontefract.

Mini Vinnies

We turn concern into action – We are inspired by Christ’s message to love our neighbour as ourselves.

Our Mission is to seek and find those in need, to help them in a spirit of justice and to tackle the causes of poverty where we can.

The Mini Vinnies at St Joseph's play a vital role in the SMSC life of the school, and are supported by the Mini Vinnie Co-ordinator Mrs Everett.

The Mini Vinnie Pledge
As a member of Mini Vinnies, I promise to make a difference to my world by:
Caring for, respecting and loving myself
Strengthening my friendship with Jesus by talking to him each day and talking to others about him
Caring for others in my school and community by being a friend to those who are alone, in need or in trouble
Making my family happy by my help, respect and showing kindness and consideration
Caring for and enjoying God’s world
Treating others the way I would like them to treat me

The Mini Vinnie 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. Amen

Pupils across school have the opportunity to serve the school as part of the ‘Mini Vinnies’.
Members are commissioned during a special assembly, when they receive their Mini Vinnie Badge and confirm their pledge to the society.