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2013 March - Harry Potter Magic

The schoolchildren have watched and enjoyed the film of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book by J K Rowling. They love to play at witches and wizards.

Kate made these wands by sawing off the ends of wooden drumsticks
Kate made these wands by sawing off the ends of wooden drumsticks


Grade 1s practise at Empress Mentewab School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
Grade 1s practise at Empress Mentewab School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!


The children perform Harry Potter’s magical spells, such as "Reducto!" to knock a pile of boxes down in the sandpit.

wand ready
wand ready


"Reducto!" and down they go!
"Reducto!" and down they go!


After lessons, the children often play in the meadow outside the school, racing up and down on their homemade broomsticks.

Betty, an English supporter, regularly sends a variety of useful things for the school in small cartons. The cartons are recycled as giant building blocks in the sandpit after being wrapped in brown plastic tape to make them more robust so that they last longer.