Spellbinding school work

Eight year old Grace Leslie  with one of the Harry Potter characters
Eight year old Grace Leslie with one of the Harry Potter characters

SPELLBOUND youngsters got all dressed up for a magical show from some extra-special visitors.

Pupils at Shotton Hall Primary School, in Waveney Road, Peterlee, had been studying a magic-themed curriculum since September.

And after astounding teachers at the school with their hard work and passion for the subject – in which they interweaved magic into maths, literacy and art work – they were rewarded with a magic show from Harry Potter, Dumbledore and Hagrid lookalikes from the Harry Potter films.

After watching the show in the hall of their school the seven and eight-year-olds – who all donned spellbinding fancy-dress outfits along with their teachers – then enjoyed a Hogwarts banquet.

Teacher Graeme Schofield said: “We’ve been doing a magic topic since the start of the school term and it’s been such a success that we organised for three high-quality Hogwarts lookalikes to come into school and perform magic tricks for the children.

“They all got dressed up for the occasion, as did the teachers, and they had a brilliant time.

“They really deserved it after all their hard work on the subject, they created some really lovely writing and monster art work.”