Ethos Education

Paw Patrol: The Movie Who can we ask for help?

Assembly Objective:

  • Who can we ask for help? This assembly explores the role of the emergency services and the help Christians draw from their belief in God.

Film:

  • Paw Patrol: The Movie (Paramount, 2021) certificate U, click here to buy the DVD online.

Supporting British Values:

  • Rule of Law: At the end of the film, Chase arrests Mayor Humdinger, demonstrating that politicians are not above the law.

Bible:


OPENING ACTIVITY

Who ya gonna call?: (Quiz)

  • The children have to identify the appropriate (emergency) service in each scenario on the PowerPoint.

FILM CLIP 1

  • From Paw Patrol: The Movie (Paramount, 2021) certificate U.
    • Start time: 00:10:36 (Paw Patrol HQ – Adventure Bay.)
    • End time: 00:13:26 (Ryder says, ‘Let’s get to work!’)
    • Clip length: 2 minutes 50 seconds.

If you cannot play this clip from the DVD, instead say, ‘Paw Patrol receives a call for help from Liberty, a puppy in nearby Adventure City. Mayor Humdinger, whom the team already knows, has just been elected. Some of his proposed plans for the city are very dangerous. Also, he has banned dogs from public places. Ryder and the team agree to help and are excited about moving to the city. However, Chase, the police dog puppy, refuses to go. Ryder explains to the others that, as a younger puppy, Chase was abandoned in Adventure City. He doesn’t want to return because of his painful memories of that time. Ryder finds Chase and reassures him that he will cope with going back to Adventure City. Chase puts his trust in Ryder and gives a howl of excitement.

FILM CLIP 2

  • From Paw Patrol: The Movie (Paramount, 2021) certificate U.
    • Start time: 00:48:47 (Outside a grocery store in Adventure City.)
    • End time: 00:53:24 (Ryder says, ‘Alright, pups, let’s roll!’)
    • Clip length: 4 minutes 37 seconds.

If you cannot play this clip from the DVD, instead say, ‘Ryder and Liberty are looking for Chase who has gone missing. They call at a grocery store and speak with the owner. She has not seen Chase nor any of the other dogs that have also recently gone missing. Ryder believes that Mayor Humdinger is responsible for this mass dognapping. Liberty comes up with a plan to have herself dognapped and lead Paw Patrol to the place where Chase and all the other dogs are being held captive. She disrupts a television interview that Mayor Humdinger is giving and is taken to the building where Chase is being held. Chase tells her that he no longer feels like a hero and has let the other Paw Patrol members down. Liberty tells him that all heroes feel scared but push through their fear and keep going. She promises to help Chase and the other dogs to escape. Just at that moment, a massive hole is smashed in the wall of the building by Rubble. He and the other Paw Patrol members have come to save Chase, Liberty and all the other captured dogs. The team sets off to rescue the city from Mayor Humdinger’s latest crazy scheme.


TALK

Scripted Talk

Download the Paw Patrol PowerPoint for use with this talk.

  • [PowerPoint slide 1]
    • Welcome everyone to our assembly this morning. It is based on the movie of the television series, Paw Patrol. As many of you may already know, Paw Patrol is a search and rescue team of puppies that serves the area of Adventure Bay. When people in the TV series need help, they call Paw Patrol. In real life, who are the people we call when we need help? I am going to present you with a number of different situations and you are going to tell me who you would call for help.
  • [PowerPoint slide 2]
    • Let’s play, ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?’
  • [PowerPoint slides 3 – 16]
    • ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?’ Quiz.
  • [PowerPoint slide 17]
    • (Congratulate the children on their responses to the quiz questions). In the real world, there are lots of people all of us can turn to when we need help. In Adventure Bay, it is the Paw Patrol whom people call when they are in trouble. (Ask the children to name the members of the team and the service they provide.)
  • [PowerPoint slide 18]
    • At the start of the movie, the team works together to save the life of a truck driver who is trapped in his cab, hanging off a bridge. Chase is the puppy who rescues the driver. After they return to their base, the team receives a call for help from outside their normal area of Adventure Bay.

PLAY FILM CLIP 1

    • From Paw Patrol: The Movie (Paramount, 2021) certificate U.
      • Start time: 00:10:36 (Paw Patrol HQ – Adventure Bay.)
      • End time: 00:13:26 (Ryder says, ‘Let’s get to work!’)
      • Clip length: 2 minutes 50 seconds.
    • If you cannot play this clip from the DVD, instead say, ‘Paw Patrol receives a call for help from Liberty, a puppy in nearby Adventure City. Mayor Humdinger, whom the team already knows, has just been elected. Some of his proposed plans for the city are very dangerous. Also, he has banned dogs from public places. Ryder and the team agree to help and are excited about moving to the city. However, Chase, the police dog puppy, refuses to go. Ryder explains to the others that, as a younger puppy, Chase was abandoned in Adventure City. He doesn’t want to return because of his painful memories of that time. Ryder finds Chase and reassures him that he will cope with going back to Adventure City. Chase puts his trust in Ryder and gives a howl of excitement.
  • [PowerPoint slide 19]
    • (Discuss with the children Chase’s feelings about returning to Adventure City. Why does he feel scared? How does Ryder help to make him feel better? Have they ever felt like Chase? Examples might include: returning to a park where they hurt themselves or getting back on their scooter after falling off. Who helped them not to be scared?)
  • [PowerPoint slide 20]
    • Chase agrees to go to Adventure City with the rest of the team but, unfortunately, his fears come with him. The team are involved in two rescue missions in the city but, each time, Chase himself ends up needing rescuing. He feels like a failure and runs away. He is kidnapped or ‘dognapped’ by Mayor Humdinger and put in prison. Ryder and new team member Liberty set out to find Chase.

PLAY FILM CLIP 2

    • From Paw Patrol: The Movie (Paramount, 2021) certificate U.
      • Start time: 00:48:47 (Outside a grocery store in Adventure City.)
      • End time: 00:53:24 (Ryder says, ‘Alright, pups, let’s roll!’)
      • Clip length: 4 minutes and 37 seconds.
    • If you cannot play this clip from the DVD, instead say, ‘Ryder and Liberty are looking for Chase who has gone missing. They call at a grocery store and speak with the owner. She has not seen Chase nor any of the other dogs that have also recently gone missing. Ryder believes that Mayor Humdinger is responsible for this mass dognapping. Liberty comes up with a plan to have herself dognapped and lead Paw Patrol to the place where Chase and all the other dogs are being held captive. She disrupts a television interview that Mayor Humdinger is giving and is taken to the building where Chase is being held. Chase tells her that he no longer feels like a hero and has let the other Paw Patrol members down. Liberty tells him that all heroes feel scared but push through their fear and keep going. She promises to help Chase and the other dogs to escape. Just at that moment, a massive hole is smashed in the wall of the building by Rubble. He and the other Paw Patrol members have come to save Chase, Liberty and all the other captured dogs. The team sets off to rescue the city from Mayor Humdinger’s latest crazy scheme.
  • [PowerPoint slide 21]
    • (Allow children time to reflect upon the clip. Why did Chase feel he could no longer help? How did Liberty help him and the other dogs? How might you help your friends when they are feeling scared or sad?)
  • [PowerPoint slide 22]
    • Like everyone else, Christians depend on our emergency services when they need help. But Christians also ask God for help when they need it. This is one of the things that they do when they pray. (Allow the children to discuss their own experiences of prayer. When, if ever, did they last pray? How did it make them feel?)
  • [PowerPoint slide 23]
    • Christians believe that God listens and responds to their prayers. There is a lot written in the Bible about praying but, for now, let us think about this one verse. (Share verse with children. What do they understand by it?) Christians believe that they don’t actually need to ask God for help because He knows when they need it even before they do. For Christians, God is like the best ever emergency service.

HEADINGS AND BULLETS

  • [PowerPoint slide 1]
    • Welcome.
  • [PowerPoint slide 2]
    • ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?’
  • [PowerPoint slide 3]
    • You see that a building is on fire…
  • [PowerPoint slide 4]
    • The Fire and Rescue Service.
  • [PowerPoint slide 5]
    • You are not feeling well…
  • [PowerPoint slide 6]
    • A doctor / a paramedic.
  • [PowerPoint slide 7]
    • You see someone struggling to swim…
  • [PowerPoint slide 8]
    • A life guard / an adult.
  • [PowerPoint slide 9]
    • You don’t understand your school work…
  • [PowerPoint slide 10]
    • Your teacher.
  • [PowerPoint slide 11]
    • You see an injured animal…
  • [PowerPoint slide 12]
    • A vet / The RSPCA.
  • [PowerPoint slide 13]
    • You see someone smash a window…
  • [PowerPoint slide 14]
    • A Police officer.
  • [PowerPoint slide 15]
    • You are feeling sad or scared…
  • [PowerPoint slide 16]
    • A friend / a parent / a teacher.
  • [PowerPoint slide 17]
    • Paw Patrol.
  • [PowerPoint slide 18]
    • The Bridge Rescue.
  • [PowerPoint slide 19]
    • Chase is scared.
  • [PowerPoint slide 20]
    • Chase’s fear follows him to Adventure City.
  • [PowerPoint slide 21]
    • Liberty helps Chase.
  • [PowerPoint slide 22]
    • Christians ask God for help.
  • [PowerPoint slide 22]
    • Isaiah 65:24.

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RESPOND

Reflection

  • Who are the people who help you the most? How do they help you?
  • How can you help other people? How does it feel when you have managed to help someone else?
  • If you pray, how does it help you? If you don’t pray, talk to a Christian about how they believe prayer helps them.
  • In Paw Patrol: The movie, Chase needed help. How can we help the people who help us?

Prayer

  • Dear God, We pray to you even though You already know what we are going to say. Thank you for always being with us and surrounding us with people who can help. We thank you for everyone who helps us every day and for the emergency services who help us when we are in serious need. May we always be ready to accept help and to provide help, when we can, to people who need it. Amen.

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