The Mini-Vinnies have been helping to prepare the school for Advent. They have been making posters to promote the 'Juice and Biscuit Sale' they will be holding on Tuesdays during advent to raise money.
They have also been helping to prepare teh travelling cribs that allow pupils to take the story and message of Christmas into their homes.
Today (Friday 14th September) We went to St Anne's Cathedral to a Mini-Vinnie Mass with lots of Mini-Vinnies and Bishop Marcus. We were commissioned or recommissioned in our role as Mini-Vinnies. Ruby and Olivia held our banner representing our school.
Here are what some of our Mini-Vinnies thought about the experience:
"It was exciting to be around so many schools."
"I liked it when they were holding the banners."
"I couldn't believe that there were so many Mini-Vinnies in the community."
" I liked it when I saw Bishop Marcus in real life."
Olivia, Batsi and Ruby
Well done to the Mini-Vinnies who have organised an amazing fund-raising event which raised £313.90 for the Good Shepherd Appeal.
|Mini-Vinnies finding out which class has the longest silver snake.|
'The Good Shepherd Appeal'
This appeal has been running every Lent for over 100 years, and involves the children and students of the diocesan schools working together to organise a wide range of fundraising events.
This year the Mini-Vinnies are helping to collect and count the money raised each week to see which year group has the longest snake.
Before the holidays the Mini-Vinnies led the whole school in a Collective Worship about Lent. They highlighted the key facts of Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Maundy Thursday. They then led the school in prayer reflecting on how during Lent we can pray, fast and do works of love.
The Mini-Vinnies did an excellent job of this and feedback from parents and visitors was very postitive.
"I was able to find God in the prayer service."
"It was a good way to begin preparation for Lent."