On Thursday 3 February, Key Stage 2 celebrated Harry Potter Book Night, an international celebration of the Harry Potter book series. This year was particularly special, not only as it was our biggest Potter event to date, but this year marks 25 years since ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was first published. This year’s Book Night theme was ‘Magical Journeys’.
Firstly, the boys gathered in ‘The Great Hall’ (Avenue Elmers playground) to find out which of the four houses they had been sorted into: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Mrs C Johnston explained that the boys could earn House points over the evening through teamwork and magical effort to win the Hogwarts House Cup.
The boys then participated in four main activities within their houses: a Diagon Alley scavenger hunt, in which they had to find Harry Potter items hidden within the playground; a Potions lesson, in which they helped teachers change the colour of chemicals; a Magical Journeys quiz and Harry Potter reading time in the beautiful Hogwarts library.
The boys and teachers were dressed in phenomenal costumes and had a spellbinding evening of Harry Potter book fun. Well done to all the boys and incredible staff who participated in the event. It was a delight to share a love of reading and we cannot wait to see what Harry Potter Book Night 2023 has in store!
Categories: Boys' Prep School