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Harry Potter casts a spell on pupils as part of FE event

Sutton Community Academy hosts family event as part of national Harry Potter book night

Posted by Stephanie Broad | February 14, 2016 | Events

Academy Transformation Trust Further Education (ATT FE) recently held a Harry Potter themed magical 'Family Learning' event at Sutton Community Academy as part of celebrations for national Harry Potter Book Night.

Local primary school pupils from years three to five, along with their families, took part in a range of unique workshops based around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects to get pupils excited about learning.

Over 300 primary school pupils from throughout the area attended the daytime activities and another 54 joined in the early evening session, which was also open to families. 

Pupils and their families were also treated to a ten-minute 'exciting science' show given by Rob Cruxon, head of science at Sutton Community Academy.

In the early evening sessions, parents and children engaged in potion making, wand making, spell writing, pneumatic pet creating, green screen broomstick flying, chocolate frog making and even owl lessons!

Liz Barrett, Deputy Director of ATT FE, said: “We were incredibly pleased with the response we received to this event – it was a huge success.

“The schools taking part really put an effort into their costumes, we were very impressed!

“Local families also joined in with their children and really made it a family affair.

“We are pleased with how the pupils and their families responded to the science and maths-based activities and it was great to see everyone having so much fun.  

“Thank you to all of the pupils and parents that took part and well done to all of the staff who helped to organise this magical event!”

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