Youngsters attending the West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s summer school enjoyed a wizard two weeks of activities.
The Harry Potter-themed learning began with a trip to London to the Warner Brothers studios near Watford. At the studios the boys and girls were given the opportunity to explore the making of Harry Potter, which included learning to fly a broomsticks, wand lessons and even a chance to sample butter beer.
With their imaginations well and truly sparked, back in the classroom they spent the following weeks taking part in team-building activities, as well as English, maths and science lessons, which included some very exciting experiments.
Headteacher Susan Dench said: “Our Harry Potter-themed learning started with a visit to Warner Brothers Studios. Over the course of the programme the students took ‘potion classes’ with Mr Hulse; converted pounds to galleons with Mr Kuffour; wrote newspapers articles on ‘The Escape of Sirius Black’ with Mrs Mitchell and completed a quidditch match report with Miss Clayton.”
All the pupils were given awards for their hard work at the end, those with 100 per cent attendance received an ASUS tablet, each pupil also received a graduation certificate from Hogwarts, as well as their house badge and an abundance of exciting memories.
Summer school is a county wide programme for year six pupils moving on to senior school.