On Thursday 7th February, we held a Harry Potter Book Night Event after school in the Learning Hub. Harry Potter Book Night is a national celebration of the wizarding world and a chance for fans of the series to come together and share their love of the Harry Potter series.
The event started with students being sorted into the respective Harry Potter houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. This was done using sorting hat snacks, which opened to reveal sweets of the different house colours.
Once they were sorted into their houses, it was time to get crafty. Everyone had the opportunity to create a badge which represented their house. Most decided to use the house crest, with a variety of different accessories and designs.
The next activity involved testing their Harry Potter knowledge. Each team had to answer questions in order to access a clue to the hiding place of a ‘horcrux’. Each Horcrux was lettered and teams had to figure out what word the letters spelled out. There was some great teamwork and some amazing knowledge of the books. The winning house was Ravenclaw.
We then finished off the event with some games, including charades and ‘would you rather’, which also took on the Harry Potter theme. Some students even donned Harry Potter themed outfits for the event, including house jumpers, scarves and even a wand or two.
Lots of fun was had by all who attended and it was a great way to bring to life the book series which is loved by so many.