The Gryphon hosts magical Harry Potter night!

Students were wowed last night when The Gryphon School transformed into Hogwarts for it’s annual Harry Potter night. The event which is coordinated by Bloomsbury was popular as ever, with 40 students attending and taking part in the magical activities. Harry Potter Book Night is all about passing on the magic of J.K. Rowling’s amazing books to the next generation of readers, as well as celebrating with devoted fans.

After being sorted into houses by the Sorting Hat in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) students were whisked off to a Potions lesson with the Science department, where they made a detoxifying potion and floo powder! This was followed by Divination in the English department, where students tried their hands at reading tea leaves and writing their own predictions for the future. The fun continued in a Spells lesson in the MFL department, where students worked to decipher the meaning of spells and their latin origins, before heading to Maths for an origami lesson where students made their own origami bat!

Staff donned Hogwarts professor’s outfits for the evening, and as well as delivering enchanting lessons, they held a quiz at the end of the evening, where students demonstrated their impressive knowledge of the Harry Potter world, with Slytherin house being crowned the winners.

Julie Hoskins, LRC Manager, who organised the event said “As ever this evening was a fun way to celebrate students’ love of Harry Potter books.  Their knowledge always amazes me and the attention to detail when planning their outfits is brilliant! Despite it being 12 years since the last Harry Potter book came out, the series still captures the imaginations of students and we want to encourage this love of reading”.



Help Dorset Council shape their services

Dorset Council want to involve more children, parents and young people in the design of services in the future. So they are asking parents, children and young people to help them come...


Rewilding The Gryphon

Our Eco Group joined the Operation Future Hope team for a site walk today - observing the changes to our site since we brought in our new site management plan three months...


Adam comes 1st in Falmouth open-water swim!

Congratulations to Adam H in Year 12 who completed his first open water swim at the weekend. The one mile swim in Falmouth was between the castles across the mouth of the...