Once again, pupils celebrated J.K. Rowling’s wonderful novels – and helped us to pass the magic on to young readers who haven’t yet discovered these unforgettable books.
Pupils from both the senior and junior school took part in the Harry Potter Book Night: A Night of Spells. There were an amazing 12,600 parties and celebrations held all over the world with our very own witches and wizards joining in the fantastic experience.
Our pupils boarded the Hogwarts Express at platform nine and three-quarters and found themselves in our magically transformed, candlelit library.
After the sorting hat placed them into Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin house, pupils supped butterbeer, pumpkin juice and ate chocolate frogs while taking part in a treasure hunt and competed against each other in a Harry Potter quiz.
Whether it is the disarming Expelliarmus or the dreaded Avada Kedavra, spells are at the very heart of the Harry Potter books so it was the perfect theme to inspire a spellbinding event!
Book speed dating
Other highlights in the library have included the return of our Valentine’s book speed dating.
At book speed dating, pupils spend three minutes at tables of novels from different genres and need to use their time wisely to look at the books’ covers and first few pages.
Once the time is up, they have to leave their new love behind and meet a new novel from another genre – all while noting down and discussing which books they’d like to take home to meet their parents!