Lower School news

From Norwich School to Hogwarts!

17 October 2023

To celebrate Harry Potter Book day on October 12, a Harry Potter Book Night was held in the Lower School Library and it was a spellbinding experience for third form pupils who are lovers of the wizarding series. The enchanting gathering took readers on a journey into the heart of the magical world created by J.K. Rowling. The library was decorated with floating candles to give the illusion of Hogwarts Great Hall, and flying keys added an element of enchantment and adventure. For pupils who wanted a touch of spookiness there was a smoking cauldron and a giant Aragog spider!

Pupils had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the books as most came as costumed characters from the series. Pupils busied themselves in the activities of treasure hunting, spell casting, drawing their own Hogwarts castle and wand making, which allowed them to truly embrace their inner wizard!

Pupils also had the chance to enjoy some themed food, such as cheesy broomsticks, snitch sausage rolls and salad from Professor Sprout’s Garden. The use of house specific foods like Slytherin sandwiches and Gryffindor grapes added a touch of fun, especially when the meal was washed down with some ‘Wizard’s potion’!

Harry Potter book night was a fantastic way to relive the magic, connect with fellow fans, and celebrate the magic of reading. It was an enchanting experience that left pupils feeling like they had stepped into the magical world of Hogwarts.