Excitement is growing as we approach the twentieth anniversary of the publication of JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone’.

We are using this day for fun, creative learning and, of course, a reminder of the pleasures and importance of reading. We are also combining this with some of the outreach work and charity-giving for which our students are renowned.

We’ll be having a full school uniform day – Hogwarts style as well as Harry, Ron and Hermione (well, cardboard cut-outs!) in Reception available for student selfies. Featured events during the day will be a House Harry Potter Quiz, a themed lunch with the challenge of sharing your favourite quotations and two Hogwarts lessons for every student. Our day will end in the only way possible: with a House Quidditch Tournament. The cup is being polished, the broomsticks have arrived, the PE department is anxiously brushing up on the rules and the snitch is being sought.
We plan to send all the money we raise to Afghan Connection which is the wonderful charity we supported during Book Week last year. They build and equip schools, train teachers and support girls’ education in particular in war-torn Afghanistan.
Find out more here: http://www.afghanconnection.org/
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