Extended Studies

Author Chris Bradford

On Friday 2nd May the School was delighted to welcome the popular children’s author, Chris Bradford. 

King Edward’s is just one of a handful of schools selected to be included in the author’s Puffin Publishing tour promoting his latest series, The Bodyguard. Chris is a true believer in 'practicing what you preach'. For his earlier award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in Samurai swordsmanship and a range of martial arts. For this new Bodyguard series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard.

Hearing about unarmed combat, threat assessments, surveillance, and even anti-ambush exercises; the fast-paced, highly interactive presentation lived up to expectation, and offered the Year 7 and 8 pupils plenty of opportunities to participate, learn some bodyguard hints and tips and question Chris about his novels.