Spellbinding book night brings Hogwarts to life

Budding young wizards have enjoyed an evening of mystery and magic at the Saxmundham Free School Harry Potter book night.

On February 2, pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 from primary schools across Suffolk gathered at the Free School library for a range of enchanted Harry Potter themed activities, such as potion making, reading tea leaves, designing crests and testing their expert knowledge with a Harry Potter quiz. The event was hosted by Saxmundham Free School students who also read extracts of the Philosophers Stone and the Prisoner of Azkaban books to the young primary school pupils.

David Lees, Headteacher at Saxmundham Free School, said: “We are all thrilled at the success of our Harry Potter book night – well done to the students and teachers for their extraordinary effort in transporting the school library to the magical world of Hogwarts!

“It was fantastic to welcome so many local primary school pupils in wonderful fancy dress. Fun activities like this are a great opportunity for young pupils to experience life at secondary school and make friends with older students, so we’re glad everyone had a brilliant time.”