On Thursday 7th February, Abbeywood Community School invited children from the local community to help them celebrate Harry Potter Book Night. Around 50-60 children attended the event and enjoyed a variety of activities based around the popular books written by J.K. Rowling.
Although the children enjoyed all of the activities available, it was clear to see that some had their favourites. For example, the Quidditch games using lacrosse sticks for broomsticks and hunting for the golden snitch were very popular as well as the Fantastic Beast hunt where children had to search around the hall for 10 different beasts. Once completed they could claim their chocolate frog and wizard card. On arrival, every child was given a ticket to receive one cup of butterbeer and many children returned for more throughout the evening, showing the popularity of the magical drink.
Debbie Swindail, Abbeywood’s librarian and organiser of the event, said:
“This was our third year of celebrating the work of J.K. Rowling and taking part in the Harry Potter World Book Night and as always I am very proud of Abbeywood’s student fundraising team. Every year they excel themselves and put on a bigger and better Harry Potter event. Everyone seemed to be having a magical time, young and old. It was fantastic to see the school filled with local children celebrating a great series of books and all for a good cause.”
The event raised a total of £224 which is going to two charities: The Royal British Legion and Children’s Hospice South West.
This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine (on page 27). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.