February the 7th is Harry Potter Night, with events happening in libraries and schools all over the UK. We all really entered into the spirit of the event in the school library as junior boarding houses, Old Vicarage and Ivy House came along to indulge in a plethora of Harry Potter-themed activities. 

We sampled  pre-supper butterbeer (and compared our white frothy moustaches), racked our brains over a fiendishly difficult quiz and (definitely the highlight) were treated to a fantastically dramatic and very spooky reading of Harry’s and Dudley’s encounter with dementors on a thundery evening in Little Whinging (yikes!), courtesy of Mrs Parrack, who was on sparkling form.

Many thanks to Mr Mercer for enthusing his Old Vic charges beforehand, and credit is due to the pupils who attended, as they made it great fun.  We like to think that we have created some new Harry Potter wizarding fans, inspired a few World Book Day costumes (March 7th) , but may also inadvertently have created an appetite for butterbeer in the junior boarders… watch out catering!

The quiz was won by William Sharpe (Y7), and the librarians presented a special prize to Charlie Loudoun (Y7) for entering into the spirit of the evening so thoroughly, complete with Gryffindor scarf.

Sarah Bersey​, Assistant Librarian