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Mini Vinnies 2022

Harvest Collection - October 2022

The Mini Vinnies were fully involved in displaying, bagging up and packing of the wonderful, generous and wide-ranging food items from the families of St. Joseph's as part of the annual Harvest donations for Christchurch Foodbank (Christchurch Food Bank+ providing more than just food. ( The children met with Tracy who also joined the school for our liturgy. Please see a short video clip below of a liturgy:

The maple leaf templates referred to can be found below.

“God said: ‘Look, I have given you all the plants that have grain for seeds, and I have given you all the trees whose fruits have seeds in them. They will be food for you." 

Genesis 1:29

May 2022

On Wednesday 25th May 2022, Mr Wasmuth came into St Joseph's to help tidy and weed our Prayer Garden.  As part of the Mini Vinnies review of the Prayer Garden in March, an action was to tidy and make the Prayer Garden more welcoming for children and adults in our school.  Mr Wasmuth and the children planted some flower bulbs, weeded and had a general tidy. We now encourage all children and adults to use the Prayer Garden for reflection and perhaps some outdoor learning!

April 2022

Spring has arrived and the Mini Vinnies conducted a mini Spring clean of the Prayer Garden! The children and Mrs Wasmuth weeded the garden, swept and tidied ready for outside learning to take place in the Summer Term.  The Mini Vinnies also wanted to encourage children and adults to use the space for quiet reflection.  

Our next task is planting some seeds to add extra colour to the Prayer Garden! 

February 2022 - Samara's Dignity Bags for Syria

The Year 6 Mini Vinnies helped Mrs Leonard and Mrs Wasmuth assemble three Dignity bags for Syrian children as part of The Samara's Aid Appeal.  A huge thank you to all children and staff of St Joseph's who raised the money for the bags, by dressing down on our 'Number Day'.  A very special thank you to Miss Fox, Mrs Walls and Mrs Dibden who bought all the items with your generous donations.