School library transforms into Hogwarts for themed book night

A Nottingham school joined the wizarding world of Hogwarts to celebrate national Harry Potter book night.

Trent college’s Devonshire library became Hogwarts, with a visit from Albus Dumbledore (aka head of D&T, Mr Prince) to celebrate JK Rowling’s series.

Teachers read passages from their favourite Potter books, performed magic and joined in a butter beer tasting session – non-alcoholic, of course.

It was the latest in a series of library activities at the school that aim to inspire children to read more. Other events include visits from authors Sarah Mussi, Jonathan Stroud and Cathy Cassidy.

More than 200 young people attended author Cathy Cassidy’s talk, including pupils from the neighbouring junior school, The Elms, and a number of local high schools.

Claire Scothern, head of library services at Trent, said: “Author events are great opportunities to promote reading for pleasure. Pupils are often introduced to new authors and we always find that as a result they want to borrow their books and give them a go.”


Main: Even Dumbledore (D&T teacher Mr Prince) was in attendance

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