Huge thanks to Patrick for coming in and speaking to our whole school community about his experiences growing up in South London and his momentous act of kindness during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. He is a superb role model and speaks with charisma and eloquence. I would thoroughly recommend Patrick to any group or institution looking to foster diversity and inclusion. He is approachable and easy to talk to. He has given the school way more than any teacher or text book can through his lived experience of anti-racism and we plan to have him back next year.
Miss Annika Singer
Chislehurst School for Girls
Patrick Hutchinson’s act of bravery became one of the definitive moments of a summer fraught with unrest. On 13 June 2020, the image of him carrying an injured white protester over his shoulders and getting the man to safety, went around the world and transformed his life. As part of our Black History Month celebrations, Patrick kindly agreed to visit Emanuel School and tell our Sixth Form about his life and work. Rarely have I seen our Lower and Upper Sixth quite so transfixed by an external speaker. He held their attention for the best part of an hour speaking of the events of that fateful day, the Black Lives Matter movement and his charity, United to Change and Inspire. I can confidently attest to Patrick’s ability to inspire young people. His was one of the most moving school talks I have witnessed in three decades of teaching.
Mr S P Andrews
Senior Tutor Emanuel School