Mini Vinnies

Visits to Hadrian House

During May, some Mini Vinnies have visited Hadrian House in small groups to visit the residents and join with them in activities.  They have been painting, making banana muffins and playing dominoes and snap! The children and the residents have greatly enjoyed each other’s company.

Next term more children will have the opportunity to visit the home and meet the residents.


A visit from St Vincent’s support centre, Newcastle

This week, Emma Bell from St Vincent’s support centre came into school to talk to the children about the help and support they provide for those who are homeless, or vunerable in the North East.  St Vincent’s  is part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, known as the SVP.  Our Mini Vinnies are part of the same society and will be supporting the centre in the future.

Every week, the centre feed around 200 people at Vinnie’s Cafe in Blackfriars, Newcastle.  They are provided with a free three-course meal, a friendly welcome, a warm place to be and company. People attend for many reasons. Some are street homeless or living in hostels, whilst others are on low income or isolated and in need of company. Whatever their reason, all are welcome.

All meals that are served at Vinnie’s are made from food donated by  local supermarkets, Fareshare as well as local companies and schools. As well as free hot meals and refreshments, they also provide food parcels from their food bank, clothing, toiletries, sleeping bags and blankets.

They also have a supported housing service which provides accomodation and support for the homeless.




We are a FairAchiever School!

We are delighted to say that after submitting our evidence, we have contacted by the Fairtrade Foundation to say that they have awarded us with ‘FairAchiever’ status once again because of the outstanding quality of the school’s work and commitment to Fairtrade.

We showed that we continue to learn about Fair Trade in the classroom, use Fairtrade products and take action to promote Fairtrade in the school and wider community.

Thank you to everyone in the School who has learnt about, promoted and taken action for Fairtrade!