School transformed into Hogwarts
A FISHPONDS school has been transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to help promote the love of reading.
Helen Harman, librarian at Bristol Metropolitan Academy, worked her magic to stage a themed event to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night.
The library was decorated to resemble Hogwarts with Helen dressing as Professor McGonagall, the transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts.
More than forty students of all ages dressed in Harry Potter themed costumes, making it a spellbinding experience for all involved.
Divided into Hogwarts house teams, students took part in a range of activities, including a Harry Potter themed quiz with the event ending with homemade 'Snitch' cupcakes and orange juice.
The event was just one in a range of activities organised in the library throughout the academy year to promote and celebrate reading and literacy.
Helen said: “It was a really fun event that all students thoroughly enjoyed and really acted out their characters. It is really important that at events like these we celebrate the power of reading. Research has shown that when children have access to books, they enjoy reading more and they read more frequently.”