Academy of Literacy Wizardry

Students and teachers at Ormiston Victory Academy had a magical evening when they brought Hogwarts to Norfolk, as part of their annual Harry Potter Book Night.

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The annual event, which was organised by the school Librarian Juliet Cole, was attended by over 60 book lovers, including the 25 Chinese exchange students currently visiting the school.

As part of the evening, Science teacher Mr Badgery put on a spectacular display using science tricks to create magic for the students and teachers to enjoy. The library was decorated in a magical wizard theme, with props from the films including wands, sorting hats and cobwebs.

The students dressed up as various characters from the book and the teachers joined in, dressing as Hogwarts Professors.

The evening was part of a world-wide event, with fans of all ages coming together to celebrate J.K Rowling’s magical series of Harry Potter books. It was the schools 3rd annual Harry Potter Book Night, and is part of the wider drive to encourage students to further develop their literacy skills, as well as championing reading outside of the classroom.

Principal of Ormiston Victory Academy, Naomi Palmer, commented:

“The evening was a fantastic opportunity for students and staff to join together in celebration of their love of books. Everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and we are so pleased to see the event be such a success every year.”