Mini Vinnies is a Christian organisation which gets children to put their faith into action. Members give support to people in their community, meeting them face to face and trying to help them in any way they can.
We meet regularly at school to discuss our concerns and to decide what we can do to turn our concerns into action. All children from Year 5 and Year 6 are eligible to join. The group have discussed different activities/events that we would like to do for example:
Visiting elderly people
Helping at an animal rescue centre
"Streetly's got Talent or Streetly Come Dancing" we will perform for the elderly in our parish
Helping at the local food bank
Christmas gifts for less fortunate people
Volunteering at Birmingham Children's Hospital
Sleep Out for the homeless
Our First major event of 2023/24 was our Advent Appeal for Ronald McDonald House at Birmingham Children's Hospital. We delivered 85 new cuddly toys to the House, so that they could give presents to children on Christmas Day. We hope to continue to do some further work with them in 2024.
Preparing for our Litter Pick
The Forget-me-not carol service
On the 12th December the year 6 class and the Mini Vinnies went to St Anne's church and sang 5 Christmas songs to the elderly parishioners and the Forget-me-not group.The children walked to the church with the teachers with Christmas hats on and sang to the parishioners and the Forget-me-not group. After they sang they gave out the Christmas cards that they had made the day before. The parishioners said thank you to the children for their lovely singing and cards. Then the children walked back to school to continue their busy school day.
The reason they did this was they wanted to share their gifts and talents to the group as they wanted to show that they will not forget the people who have dementia.