20 Jul 2016

Elite Island Resorts launches summer 2014 holiday bodyguard bootcamp & ninja club for kids at St James's Club Morgan Bay St Lucia


Elite Island Resorts has announced plans to host the first ever holiday 'Bodyguard Bootcamp' and 'Ninja Club' at St James's Club Morgan Bay St Lucia with Chris Bradford, award-winning author of the best selling 'Young Samurai' and  ‘Bodyguard’ series. Taking place during the school summer holidays, the two free programmes will offer educational and exciting activities to immerse young guests into the world of books.  The author-based activities are the latest initiative in the ongoing successful partnership between Elite Island Resorts and Puffin, the world's leading publisher of children's books.  For each course, Chris Bradford will lead daily sessions for six days covering activities including reading, drawing, story writing as well as the following: 

Ninja Club, for five to eight year olds, and Bodyguard Bootcamp, for children aged nine and over, will run from July 26th – August 7th, alternating each day and will include:

Ninja Club

●       dynamic all-kicking book reading

●       learning the basics of martial arts

●       learning how to speak  Japanese and do origami  

●       discovering the mystical arts of the ninja including ninja stealth walking  

●       learning about the real young samurai and ninja

●       at the end of the week children will be able to introduce themselves in Japanese, perform a martial arts kata and read out their stories

Bodyguard Bootcamp

●       experiencing the thrills and spills of the Bodyguard books with an interactive reading

●       discovering the secret techniques  of the bodyguard

●       learning about surveillance detection and put this into action in a surveillance exercise

●       training in self defence skills such as learning how to keep someone back with just one finger

●       at the end of the week using professional techniques learnt, participants will take part in an exercise to protect a famous young pop star visiting St James's Club Morgan Bay  

Chris Bradford, said: "I always welcome the opportunity to enthuse kids about reading whether at school, home or on holiday. The chance to combine the action in my books in a fun interactive way with the excitement of being on holiday at St James's Club Morgan Bay is one I know children will love."   

Paula Whitehead, European managing director, commented:  "Our partnership with Puffin books has been very successful and we are always seeking ways to inspire our guests. We have invested heavily in our family facilities and wanted to bring a new type of literary adventure to our Kids Club at St James's Club Morgan Bay.  Chris Bradford is the ideal author to host these imaginative events."

'Bodyguard Bootcamp' and 'Ninja Club' are free for young guests staying at the resort during the relevant periods.  Places are subject to availability with sign up on check in to avoid disappointment.

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Note to editors: 

Elite Island Resorts is a collection of beachfront resorts in the Caribbean. Resorts include: St. James's Club & Villas, The Verandah Resort & Spa and Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua; Morgan Bay Beach Resort in St. Lucia; Long Bay Beach Club in Tortola BVI; Palm Island Resort in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and The Club Barbados Resort ww.eliteislandresorts.co.uk . St James's Club Kids Club has recently been extensively renovated and offers a range of age and ability appropriated activities from 2 to 12 years. 

Chris Bradford's best-selling books are published in over 20 languages and have received more than 25 children’s book award nominations, including the shortlist for the Red House Book Awards 2009 andwinner of the Northern Ireland Book Awards 2011. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior was deemed one of Puffin’s 70 Best Ever Books, alongside Treasure Island and Robin Hood. For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in iaido (samurai swordsmanship), karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu. For his new Bodyguard series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard. www.chrisbradford.co.uk

Resort images of St James Club Morgan Bay St Lucia can be downloaded here:  www.resort-marketing.co.uk, select image library, select "Elite Island Resorts",  enter user name - rmi1, password- order52prove and select "St James Club Morgan Bay" 

Book images and headshots of Chris Bradford can be downloaded here:http://www.chrisbradford.co.uk/promotional-materials.html 

For further information contact:

Karen Tippett, Tippett PR

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