Harry Potter Fever Grips Ridge Valley School by its Theatrical Roots
By early morning, 25th of July, evidence of strange wizardry was visible all over Ridge Valley School.
Morning practice and tennis sessions were ongoing and equally tiring yet nothing could deter the mystically enchanted spirits of young Ridgeans who were seen eager to finish up all assignments and class work beforehand, so they could make way to their seniors on time and catch a glimpse of real magic first hand, Pottery potions.
Throughout the week letters kept pouring in. Enthusiastic readers and fans from Grade 4 to 9 spent careful hours drafting letters to J. K. Rowling herself. While some wrote away to their heart’s content, others put their artistic skills to test, by creating bookmarks, posters and book covers only to be placed on display as promising antique for the opportune moment in future.
The sudden rush and bustle in school library showed an apparent interest in reading Harry Potter Stories. This was turning out to be another event that kept sending more of them, in towards the wonderful world of words.
When students had their way with it, classrooms were turned into mystical heavens with artefacts and posters, singing tales of their love for Harry potter trivia.
Middle school let their imagination off the leash when they came together in solidarity to weave together numerous little activities for the entire school to practice and participate in. While a short movie followed by Harry Potter trivia served best to reaffirm their love for magic and potions; the scene of ‘Sorting’ in classrooms after lunch every day drew in curious gazes from beholders from all ages under the roof. These 15 minutes away from books took the wannabe Hogwartians into the fantastic world of familiar magic and sorcery.
And in the end, to christen the Harry Potter Week a befitting goodbye, all Ridgeans descended down marble stairs to huddle around wearing their perfect getup and shimmery costumes for the commemorative photograph. Each one on 29th, was their favorite Harry Potter character.
Cheerful smiles on those young tender faces partially masked with theatricality, remind us all, how these delicate years will fly past us without a warning and so we must make every effort in making sure that schooling leaves behind fond memories of exciting memorabilia in the hearts and minds of future generations.
Harry Potter Week 2016.