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.
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Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
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