Primary students living faith in action at the Mini Vinnies Day.
Primary students from 28 Sydney Catholic schools were inspired to do more to help those in need after attending a Mini Vinnies Gathering recently.
Mini Vinnies is a junior form of the St Vincent de Paul Society operating in Primary schools across Australia. It introduces students from Years 3 to 6 to social justice issues, the St Vincent de Paul Society, living faith in action and inspires them to help those in need within their school community and beyond.
At the gathering at Australian Catholic University Strathfield campus, the 225 students attending were encouraged to consider the theme of the day: ‘How can I be a good Samaritan?’ They learnt the Mini Vinnies song, renewed their Mini Vinnies pledge and joined in workshops.
Being involved in Mini Vinnies also develops leadership skills, enables students to learn about issues in their community and discover their ability to make a difference in the world.