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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Chris Bradford Author Visit Wednesday 2 March 2022

We are delighted to welcome another fantastic author, Chris Bradford, to Worthing High School on Wednesday 2nd March 2022 to talk to our Year 7/8 students.  This is one of our World Book Day events.  It will take place during periods 1 and 2 and all students will be escorted to the sports hall by their period 1 subject teachers.

Chris Bradford is renowned for his unique and dynamic performances that combine interactive readings, audio-visual material and martial arts displays designed to encourage even the most reluctant readers to read! 

Chris will be doing a book signing on the day.  Details of how to order books is below but he is also happy to sign any books that students would like to bring in from home.

We hope your child enjoys this amazing event. 

Yours sincerely

Miss A Phelan

Learning Resources Manager

About Chris Bradford

"I write the type of books I'd want to read - books filled with relentless action,
believable characters and a plot that twists and turn through the pages!

As an author, Chris Bradford employs a technique he terms ‘method-writing’.

For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in iaido (samurai swordmanship), karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu. Previously he has trained in judo, muay thai and kickboxing.

For his BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard. During his training, he acquired skills in unarmed combat, defensive driving, tactical firearms, threat assessments, surveillance, and even anti-ambush exercises.

And for the Soul trilogy, Chris travelled extensively to experience first-hand the cultures featured in the story – from living with the Shona people in Zimbabwe, to trekking the Inca trail, to meditating in a Buddhist temple amid the mountains of Japan. 

His best-selling books are published in over 25 languages and have garnered more than 30 children’s book award nominations, winning among others the Northern Ireland Book Award 2011, Hampshire Book Award 2014, the Brilliant Book Award 2014 and the Quick Read 2017. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior was deemed one of Puffin’s 70 Best Ever Books, alongside Treasure Island and Robin Hood.

Before becoming a full-time author, he was a professional musician (who once performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II), a songwriter and music teacher. He has written five non-fiction books on music, including the critically acclaimed Heart & Soul (Sanctuary, 2005).

He lives on the South Downs, England with his two sons.