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Posted on 20th July 2018
Hunting for beasts and making dragon eggs were on the timetable for an unusual school day.
Harry Potter Book Night saw schools, libraries and book stores up and down the country celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular book series by JK Rowling.
At Forest Hall School students from all year groups as well as local primary school pupils indulged in everything Hogwarts for an evening.
The theme for the evening, sponsored by the PTA, was Fantastic Beasts, with stalls set up offering face-painting, potions, make your own dragon egg crafts, table quidditch, sweets book stall by Sawbridgewords and refreshments including butter beer and Hagrid’s rock cakes make by Year 8 students.
Students were given a Marauder’s Map of activities and a Fantastic Beast hunt following clues around the hall and library.
Floating candles and Platform 9 ¾ added to the magic of the evening.
Sarah Wedgbrow, librarian and English teacher, said: “This is the second year we have organised this event and we’re already planning to make next year bigger and better!
“It’s always great fun to see so many fans of the books come together to promote a love of reading.”
Best costume went to Sam Corbett, Year 7, who dressed as Aragog, Hagrid’s spider friend who lives in the Forbidden Forest.