What is the Mini SVP
Mini SVP is a group of children made up from Years 4, 5 and 6.
What does the Mini SVP do
Mini SVP aims to give children opportunities to show commitment and care to others.
How often does the Mini SVP meet
Mini SVP meet on a weekly basis for one hour.
How do the Mini SVP help the community
The Mini SVP help the school community by supporting younger children with activities as an older brother or sister would, for example teeth brushing after lunch and reading stories.
They also discuss ideas for fundraising for good causes.
Recently we have been very busy.
Stations of the Cross
As part of our celebration of Lent, the Mini SVP’s have been exploring the ‘Stations of the Cross’. They are journeying around school, pausing at each station for some quiet reflection. It is lovely to see the children so sympathetic and reverent.
At break times, they will be leading the younger children around the stations as part of their Lenten journey.
This Lent, we have decided to support the Mercy Ships. They provide the world’s largest charitable floating hospital, offering care to some of the world’s poorest people.
After discussing what they could do to support those in need, the children decided the ‘Mercy Ships’ would be a perfect charity.
We hope that our families support us in this, to provide care for those in desperate need.
To raise money for The Mercy Ships who provide essential eye care and procedures to the poorest nations we had a ‘Dare to wear Shades‘ day in school. We managed to raise £100 by paying £1 to wear some outrageous glasses!
In November our school hosted a coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer and we were delighted to serve at the event. Lots of people supported this great cause and we raised £500.
In December KS2 took part in a Carol Concert at our church. We had a retiring collection and a total of £200 was raised. It was decided that the money would be donated to the local ‘Feed Project’. This a charity we have supported for the past 3 years. We went to Asda and chose a selection of food items which we took to the Projects Office and gave them our donation. Lots of people will hopefully have had a better Christmas because of the kindness of our parents and parishioners!
At Harvest Festival, children donated vegetables which were made up into hampers for the elderly in the parish. This was a good opportunity to meet senior members of the SVP society.
Bishop Seamus Cunningham’s Mass
The Bishop came to say Mass for the children and parishoners at school, the SVP baked biscuits and helped serve refreshments.
At Christmas the Mini SVP designed and made Christmas cards and calendars, which were sold to raise money for good causes. £28.00 was raised.
The Rotary club run an annual charitable appeal to raise funds for the eradication of Polio around the world.
The mini SVP invited the ‘End Polio Now’ coordinator, Governor Nominee Jean Thompson to come into school to launch the appeal. The children worked together to produce a presentation about this terrible disease which was screened in a special assembly. The mini SVP presented a cheque for £28.00, which was very gratefully received.
In a further effort to raise funds the group agreed to sell crocus flower pins in school for two weeks, the sum of £43.50 was collected.