My fave bits of when Richie McCaw came to our school was the Helicopter ride. When we walked up to the helicopter and the pilot said biggest in the front I felt giddy. I was all of a sudden sitting in the front of a Helicopter that was actually going to fly! When the pilot said “put on your ear muffs so your ears don’t hurt while we are flying” I was really excited. The kids in the back started giggling and I could hear them right in my ear it was kinda scary! We were soon talking to each other and Tiana was squealing and shrieking and my ears hurt but it was absolutely amazing as we went soaring over Pukeokahu hill and down near the Rangitiki river then we whirled around and swirled till we were over the school. Then we swished round one more time and slowly sank to the ground and suddenly my heart was pounding racing with adrenalin and I was Laughing as the kids in the back asked for another ride.