Ninjas in the Library!!


Author Chris Bradford visits Bangor AcademyYear 8 students met the black belt of junior fiction, Chris Bradford in October 2010.

Blockbuster author, Chris Bradford, visited Bangor Academy to tell us all about his Young Samurai series of action - adventure stories set in 17th century Japan.  His latest instalment in the Young Samurai series, ‘The Ring of Earth’ hit the shops in August. If you are looking for an early stocking filler idea for 10 -15 year olds, one of Bradshaw’s riveting reads could be the answer!

He billed his visit as “unlike any author presentation you’ve ever seen before”, and he was right! A Samurai sword demonstration was combined with audience participation in the ways of the Ninja and a fascinating introduction into the philosophy and ritual behind Japanese martial arts.

We were transported to the land of cherry blossom, pagodas and the Samurai warrior. We learned about the Seven Moral Principles, One School with Two Heavens and the incredible power and responsibility of the mysterious practitioners of the death touch. The winding queue of pupils eager to get a signed copy of one of Chris’s books was a clear indication that this author met with Year 8’s approval!


Author visit Author with sword Author book signing