‘Young Samurai’ Author Visit

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12 November 2021

Oakgrove School was delighted to welcome bestselling author Chris Bradford, who led several action-packed sessions with Years 7 and 8 students.

Focusing mainly on his popular ‘Young Samurai’ series, Chris enthralled his audiences with demonstrations of his martial arts and sword skills. The sessions were high energy and packed with humour. His audiences learned a lot about Japanese history, culture, samurai warriors and, of course, his excellent books.

Chris finished off a busy day with a writing workshop for some Year 8 pupils, where they got a closer look at his samurai sword, picked up useful tips on how to improve their writing and on how to draw the reader in.