In celebration of Harry Potter Day, the College was transformed into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
A special Chapel service was given by Dumbledore (otherwise known as the College Chaplain) with readings from Harry Potter enthusiasts among teaching staff. Pupils and teachers left the Chapel to the sounds of Hedwig’s Theme played on the organ, as they were sorted into Hogwarts Houses by randomly selecting a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin badge.
The teachers took on the role of Hogwarts professors with real flair, many sporting robes and casting spells with wands worthy of Ollivander, and rewarded magical behaviour with Hogwarts House tokens throughout the day.
Pupils came to the Percival Library to exchange their tokens for sweets and add to their House point total. The Charities Committee sold a selection of handmade wands and Deathly Hallows necklaces as well as a range of sweets from the wizarding world. Luncheon was served in the Great Hall and included roast fire-breathing chicken, Professor Sprout’s vegetable pasties and Harry’s favourite treacle tart. There was also a school-wide golden snitch hunt, rewarding talented Seekers with chocolate prizes!
Gryffindor pupils used their courage, bravery and determination to collect the most House points and their prefects chose to donate the money raised by Charities Committee to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Pupils enjoyed the day so much that requests have been pouring in to change Harry Potter Day into Harry Potter Week next year! Flick through the gallery below to see some of the activities.