St. Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Swires Road, Halifax, HX1 2ER

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We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Mini Vinnies

What are Mini Vinnies?

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. Mini Vinnies are children aged between 7-11 who, with permission of their parents and the support of their schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible “Vincentians for Life” as Mini Vinnies, the youngsters have their own treasured prayer, pledge and badge which guide them in their formative steps – helping and enabling them to becomes in every sense, Mini Vinnies!

What does a Mini Vinnie do?

As a Mini Vinnie, you 'Turn your concern into Action' by seeing, thinking and doing. Being a Mini Vinnie includes jobs like; organising and undertaking activities to support the children in school and wider community, offering a listening ear to those around them and being a role model to others.

Our St Mary's Mini Vinnies

Here are our wonderful Mini Vinnies at their Commissioning Ceremony in October.  They were so proud to receive their certificates from the President of the SVP's at St Mary's Parish and can't wait to continue their mission to put their talk into action this year.   


Autumn Actions:

- Harvest donations for the Happy Days charity.

- Reflecting on putting our words into action. 

- Selling poppies for The Royal British Legion.