Wizards take over school for Harry Potter Week

Harry Potter week at Beech Hill School, Halifax, Christabel Grasby with pupils Amarah Nadeem aged five and Subhaan Sajhid aged seven.
Harry Potter week at Beech Hill School, Halifax, Christabel Grasby with pupils Amarah Nadeem aged five and Subhaan Sajhid aged seven.

A Halifax school was transformed into Hogwarts Castle for a week.

Students and staff from Beech Hill School donned cloaks and broomsticks for a week-long Harry Potter themed adventure.

The corridors and classrooms at the school were transformed into scenes from the movie, with sign depicting the way to Diagon Alley, Gringotts Wizards Bank, the Forbidden Forest and the Quidditch Pitch.

Students were immersed in the Harry Potter themed fun and dressed up in black cloaks, ties, wizard hats and even Gryffindor-themed scarves, which added to the exciting week of fun.

Spells were cast during the week as the young aspiring wizards learnt all about what it is like in the wizarding world of the book and film characters like Harry Potter and friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

The week tied in with World Book Day, which was held last Thursday and Friday where children across the world dressed as their favourite book characters to promote the benefits of reading.