Gryphon students get a taste of life at Hogwarts
Students at The Gryphon School were wowed last week as they took part in Bloomsbury’s annual Harry Potter Book Night. Staff laid on a variety of lessons based on the Harry Potter books, with everyone dressing up in magical costumes, and being sorted into Hogwarts houses.
Students made their own Marauder’s Maps of the school in Geography, before heading to the Catering department to make owl cupcakes and guess the flavours of ‘Bertie Botts Every Flavour Popcorn’. They then had lots of fun creating their own wands in the Design Technology department, before returning to the Library for a Harry Potter quiz, where some students showed off their encyclopaedic knowledge of the book series! They also had the chance to experiment with an invisibility cloak, using green-screen technology and an app.
This event has been running for over six years now and is always packed with eager students. Library Manager Julie Hoskins said “Both students and staff had a fantastic night, celebrating all things Harry Potter. These books are firm favourites and we want to encourage a love of reading for all our students. The creativity and imagination that staff put into these lessons is amazing, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next year!”