Last Wednesday our group of pupil judges went to Winchester Guildhall to see Chris Bradford receive the Hampshire Book Award 2014 for his book ‘Hostage’, the first in his Bodyguard series. Thornden joined pupils from 40 other Hampshire schools.
Chris started the day by presenting his lively ‘Bodyguard vs Samurai’ show. He explained that he was a method-writer so had actually done a bodyguard course before writing his book. He gave us advice on and demonstrated (with some lucky volunteers) how to be a bodyguard.
After this lively and entertaining session, Chris was presented with the award which he said he was very proud to receive and was the highlight of his year.