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History and Hogwarts for first year pupils

50 first year pupils had a fun-filled and educational time on a two day cross-curricular Classics and English trip.

Upon arrival in London on day one, the travelling party headed to The British Museum in the Bloomsbury area to visit this world-famous landmark which is dedicated to human history, art and culture. The pupils spent time examining and finding out more about the museum’s collection and took part in a classical treasure hunt which built upon the work they have been doing in lessons.

Day two saw the boys and girls head to the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden where they went on the Harry Potter tour. Pupils completed Hogwarts passports on the studio tour, saw famous sets and costumes from the films and got to show off their knowledge of the young wizard and his friends in a Harry Potter quiz.

A trip to the gift shop also saw plenty of chocolate frogs and Bertie Botts’ Every Flavoured Beans being purchased by the eager fantasy novel fans.

Acting head of first year Mr Tom Byrne said of the expedition: “This trip is great for first year pupils as they get to learn so much from each of the attractions and this will help them with their studies in both subjects.

“Each and every pupil was impeccably behaved and it was great to see their excitement throughout the trip.”