Harry Potter Book Night
On Thursday 6th February, Speenhamland School held their annual Harry Potter Book Night. The ordinary school hall was transformed into The Great Hall at Hogwarts. The children ran through the brick wall at platform 9 and 3/4 and saw house banners and floating candles hanging from the ceiling
This year, some faithful favourite activities returned, including wand making and a potions class, along with some new additions such as dragon egg making and creating bookmarks. At the end of the evening, the children were sorted into their houses by eating a cupcake and seeing what colour was revealed.
Jessie, in year 4, said "It was very well organised and very appealing to me because it was fun. My favourite part was the fancy dress competition because I dressed as Buckbeak."
Harry Potter Book Night is a national event started by UK publisher Bloomsbury and is held at schools, libraries and book shops across the country where fans of all ages come together to celebrate J. K. Rowling’s wonderful novels.
English Lead Miss Greenwood, who organised the event, said “This is the third time we have held our Harry Potter Book Night and each year the children thoroughly enjoy the magical experience.”
Year 4 pupil Flora said "It was really fun because we got to make potions and we I really enjoyed designing Dobby's sock!"
Miss Greenwood continues, “a favourite highlight for the children was the potions class, where they made weird and wonderful concoctions using ingredients such as ‘Troll’s Snot’ and ‘Ground Unicorn Horn’!”