The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) does some phenomenal work in our local area and far further afield, to support people who are struggling. On Tuesday 23rd November 2021, Key Stage 2 children enjoyed assemblies about St Vincent himself and they learned how he has inspired others with his work.
Children watched clips of pupils from other primary schools who are ‘Mini Vinnies’, and discussed how small things can make a big difference. Over the coming months we will be looking at various ways in which we can support our local SVP and make a difference in the lives of others.
Friday 10th December 2021 was National Christmas Jumper Day it was wonderful to see everyone looking so Christmassy in Christmas jumpers and accessories.
We raised £270 for the SVP, which we know will be put to good use both in our local area and further afield. We used some of the money to buy Christmas gifts for those who would otherwise receive nothing and children also made some beautiful Christmas cards for those living on their own. Giving as well as receiving at this time of year is so rewarding and is an integral part of our Mission Statement as we ‘serve, love and learn together’
Our local SVP members visited school on Monday 13th December and our School Councillors presented them with Christmas cards and gifts. The members were overjoyed and will distribute these gifts to those in our community who will be grateful for support.
A donation of £250 has been made to the SVP from the class 'Hungry Jars' to support their excellent work helping those in need, especially at this time of year.
During Lent 2016 children have worked hard raising money for the St Vincent de Paul Society. Each year group organised their own activities which ranged from penny towers, to a sponsored run around the field for Year 6, basketball shoot out in Year 3, raffles and much more.
On Friday 27th May Sheila and Vincent from the SVP came along to our school assembly to tell us more about their work. During the assembly children from each year group told our visitors what they had been doing and how much they had raised. In total the children had raised a fantastic told of £2414.21!!
Sheila and Vincent were amazed and thanked the children for their efforts. The money will support the work of the SVP in the parishes of St.Patrick's, St.Marie's and Holy Family.