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Bangkok Patana Visit January 2018

The first book tour of 2018 and it will be hard to beat!

It started with a really enthusiastic and friendly welcome. I felt like a famous celebrity with children calling out from everywhere,“Hello Gailclarke!” (all one word!)

We enjoyed five fun-filled, action-packed days of presentations covering a wide variety of themes:-

  • We celebrated Patrick the Parrot’s special birthday with the Tiny Tigers,
  • We enjoyed the cheeky trick Mischievous Monkey played on the animals at the waterhole,
  • We had a whale of a time with Cosmos as he travelled from the Antarctic to the Arctic to see polar bears and penguins,
  • We learned about putting books together and
  • We talked about the impact of humans on rainforests and animal species.

I was delighted with the interest, and lively participation of all the children in the Primary department aged five to eleven and amazed by their knowledge and awareness of global concerns, as well as their understanding that we all need to do something about it! The safety of our planet could not be in better hands than those of all our Patana Planet Guardians.

The Early Years (two to four-year-olds) were a joy! They participated in the Parrot Dance, listened to the story and chatted to the puppets.

A HUGE ‘Thank you’ to

  • Miss Sally for making it happen and being there for so many of the presentations that I am sure she knows them by heart!
  • Mr Stephen Murgatroyd for his wholehearted support and also for attending so many presentations,
  • the library team whose help was fabulous – tireless, smiling and oh so efficient, and, of course,
  • to the children for being their lively, vivacious and charming selves.

Book Weeks in Phuket

WOW! Patrick, Cosmos and the crew have been very busy for the last two weeks! It’s been one Book Week after another with Phuket International Academy, British International School, Kajonkiet and Head Start. We’ve all had a fabulous time with storytelling sessions, book signings, writing workshops and making lots of new friends. Highlights of our… Continue Reading

March Phuket School Visits

Hi Everyone, Patrick and friends had a wonderful time at Head Start School last week. We saw all the primary children and Cosmos loved showing them his tricks – ‘breaching’, ‘diving’ and ‘spy-hopping’. The children played the action game really well and Cosmos thought they made wonderful whales! We were all really impressed by how… Continue Reading