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

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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.”