22 May 2013

Bestselling children’s writer Chris Bradford visited pupils at Bromsgrove Preparatory School on Thursday 9th May.

The author, whose first book The Young Samurai had its rights bought by Disney, spoke to boys in Years 6 to 8 as part of his Bodyguard tour. The School also invited local children from Aston Fields, St Johns and Hagley Middle School.

Mrs Estella Lightfoot, Head of English at Bromsgrove Preparatory School said, “The hall buzzed with excitement as Chris told us what inspired him to learn martial arts; he invited some volunteers from the audience to protect him and even showed us that we were being filmed by a diet coke can! It was real James Bond stuff!”

Pupils were able to meet the writer afterwards, and have their books and posters signed. Later in the day, Chris visited the Prep School Library to admire the School’s Author of the Month display and Book of the Week by Jules Gwinnett in Year 7.