KING’S Ely’s Harry Potter fans donned their finest costumes for an afternoon of Hogwarts-themed fun and frolics.

Staff at the school’s Porta Library organised a Harry Potter extravaganza for King’s Ely Junior and Senior students on February 1st.

Dressed in their wizard and witch capes and sporting their snazziest Harry Potter glasses and hats, pupils were treated to a Hogwarts-themed lunch in the Monastic Barn. The magic then continued in the afternoon when Year 5 and 6 King’s Ely Junior students apparated over to Hogwarts (the Porta Library) for more fun.

Upon arrival, the witches and wizards heard the Sorting Hat sing its annual song before it sorted them into the appropriate houses:

In Gryffindor, the bravest were
Prized far beyond the rest;
For Ravenclaw, the cleverest
Would always be the best;

For Hufflepuff, hard workers were
Most worthy of admission;
And power-hungry Slytherin
Loved those of great ambition.

Each of the four houses worked together to answer a quiz on all things Hogwarts. The house with the most points was Gryffindor and they were treated to having first pick of the chocolate Galleons and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans which had been hidden in a cauldron in the potions classroom.

Before heading back out into the Muggle world, a prize was handed out by the Hogwarts’ librarian, Dr Jones, for the best-dressed wizard. It was a difficult decision but eventually the winner was chosen: Dumbledore, complete with velvet robe and flowing silver hair and beard!

Year 7 and 8 King’s Ely Junior students then visited the library and joined King’s Ely Senior’s Harry Potter fans in being sorted and taking part in a very tricky quiz. The winner of the House Cup in this group was Gryffindor (again!).

Dr Jones said: “Thank you to all pupils and staff who made this magical day possible, and don’t forget: the Ministry of Magic requires you to keep a low profile in the Muggle world until next year’s event!”

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