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Harry Potter Evening

8 February 2019
Harry Potter Evening

On Thursday, pupils were transported to the wizarding world as part of Ridgeway Learning Resource Centre’s Harry Potter evening.

Celebrated by Potter fans around the world on 07/02/19, Harry Potter Book Night invites devoted fans to relive the magic of J.K Rowling’s stories and introduce new readers to the series for the first time. Now in its fifth year, Harry Potter Night is recognised through hundreds of events in bookshops, libraries, schools, and people’s homes.

For a few hours, pupils swapped their GCSEs and A-levels from The Ridgeway School for Ordinary Wizarding Levels (OWLs) from The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In an enchanting feat of transfiguration, the R6 common room was transformed into some of the series’ most memorable locations.

As students entered the common room, they received their OWL report cards and were tasked with completing six bewitching activities in order to obtain their OWLs. These included:

  • The big wizarding quiz.
  • Word searching and puzzles in Diagon Alley.
  • Trying and making butterbeer in Hogsmeade.
  • Writing and sending letters by Owl Post in the west tower’s Owlery.
  • Sewing and decorating socks for Dobby in Malfoy Manor.
  • A high-stakes Quidditch tournament with hoops fashioned from upcycled squash rackets, with the golden snitch on hand to settle any draws!

Staff and pupils alike donned their finest wizarding wardrobe as they took part in the evening’s festivities.

The Learning Resource Centre is a fantastic facility that we utilise to excite students about reading and bring their learning to life. We’d like to thank everyone involved in bringing the magic of Harry Potter to the LRC on Thursday.

“A thumpin’ good’un, I’d say!” - Rubeus Hagrid

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