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|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 a ‘different’ sort of dragon – our main character, Bluey.
Patrick then shares the emotional reasons for writing this story (at an age appropriate level).
The reading that follows doubles as a pantomime workshop, with students encouraged to join the stage and act out various scenes, including a song performed by ‘The Bearded Dragon’.
At the emotional conclusion, where Bluey realises ‘what his wings’ are for, students are invited to close their eyes and meditate on the presence of warmth within – representing the kindness within every human heart.
|Laptop with Data Projector, Author will email PDF of book prior to visit|
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 […]
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 […]