Tatura’s Sacred Heart Primary School’s Minni Vinnies are doing their bit to help sick children in Kenya.SIONNIE KELLY August 16, 2014 4:12am
Minni Vinnies: (Back) Marie O'Meara, Cameron Sanders, Alyson Phillips, Nicole Forte, Imogen Finlayson, Bronte Innes-Irons, Daiski Lew-Fennell, (middle) Gretl Finlayson, Nicky Pena, Gabby Sanders, Rogue Macreadie, Xavier Hutchison, (front) Ryerson De Lai, Lily Vincitorio, Michael Kelly and Mickeely Gray.
The school’s Minni Vinnies program has 25 students who are in years 3 to 6.
The children meet fortnightly during school hours to discuss opportunities to raise money and give back to the community.
School principal Trish Miller said GV Health was looking for toys to donate to Kenya and the Minni Vinnies team unanimously voted in favour of directing their efforts to the cause. Mrs Miller said she was proud of her students.
‘‘They’re doing an excellent job,’’ she said.
‘‘They’re passionate and we do our best to facilitate their ideas.’’
The Minni Vinnies team is donating knitted toys that have been given to the school during the year.
‘‘They’ve got a real sense of social justice,’’ Mrs Miller said.
‘‘It’s not just a one off, it’s not just their fortnightly meetings, it’s a way of their being.’’
Mrs Miller said there were more than 20 knitted bunnies and teddies waiting to be sent to Kenya.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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