Pottertastic Princethorpe Screening Enjoyed By Year 6 Offer Holders

Princethorpe College wove its wonderful spell on the muggles and wannabe wizards who came to the school's Saturday Morning Cinema showing of Happy Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The special screening for Year 6 who have been offered places for entry to Year 7 in September took place on Saturday 13 January. The College was delighted to welcome around 80 children into school for an early introduction to the magic of Princethorpe or perhaps just for that morning, after the reported sightings of owls on the campus, we could say Princewarts.

Next year's new starters will come from many different primary schools, so the morning was one of a number of opportunities the College is organising this year where future pupils can start to become a little more familiar with the College site and potential new friends.

The spellbinding entertainment began with a warm welcome from our very own ‘Albus Dumbledore’, Headmaster, Ed Hester. He spoke to the children about starting a new school, a theme reflected in the film, and about the College's house system, he even had a Sorting Hat to hand to help out with that. Also on hand was Deputy Head, Beth Sharpe, aka Professor McGonagall, dressed for the part and waving her wand over affairs to help with the morning's wizarding adventures.

Midway through the screening there was an interval when the children visited the College's dining room to stock up on popcorn, cookies and even a sip of polyjuice!

At the end of the morning after more refreshments everyone went home having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The College looks forward to welcoming some of them back as pupils later in the year – although we do hope they won't be too disappointed when they find out that their new timetables will be limited to more traditional subjects rather than lessons in Potions, Transfigurations and Defence Against The Dark Arts!