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|A fun, raucous interactive reading of The Ricker Racker Club
The session opens with a question: Who here is in a club?
The whole school is then given the opportunity to join the world famous Ricker Racker Club (invented by Patrick’s children) if, and ONLY if they can pass a series of tests.
Patrick then reads the book, and invites students up on stage to perform a series of imaginary brave deeds.
Then the wolf (teacher preselected and suitably dressed up) amid squeals from the crowd and students are invited to rescue items from the wolf’s clutches.
As we approach the climax, Patrick points to our villain (the wolf) and asks: What is the best way to destroy our enemy?
After a series of invariably violent suggestions, the favoured answer is: “The best way to destroy our enemy is to make our enemy our friend.”
A volunteer from the crowd is then invited to give the wolf a hug – and our villain turns into a playful puppy dog.
At the end the story, Patrick congratulates the school HOWEVER he issues two final challenges – only to be attempted by the super-brave and super-kind.
These challenges may or may not involve a tomato sauce milkshake (and a serious warning against succumbing to peer group pressure).
The session concludes with the official initiation ceremony for the whole school, whereby everyone learns:
These sessions have been wildly successful for the past 2 years and can form an unforgettable team bonding session for the whole school.
An interactive, heartfelt reading of Patrick’s bestselling first book That’s what Wings are for – which was inspired by his son Noah’s battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The session opens with a question: Who feels like they’re a little bit different? Patrick then reveals an assortment of stuffed ‘normal’ dragons of increasing size, before introducing […]
An interactive, heartfelt reading of Patrick’s CBCA shortlisted book The Second Sky which is about big dreams and holding onto hope. The session opens with a question: Who has a big dream? After going around the room, Patrick shares his own dreams from when he was at Primary School – to fly and to be […]
A writing workshop which follows the creation of of Patrick’s CBCA shortlisted book The Making of the Second Sky. This session follows the fascinating email trail between the author and the senior editor at Hardie Grant Egmont (the legendary Margrete Lamond) The session opens with a short but incredible video clip, narrated by Sir David […]