English schoolchildren raise money to fund “Harry Potter” trip
Students from Wimboldsley Primary School went on a trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter after raising every penny to get there themselves. The Years 5 and 6 students (ages 9-11) visited the studios on Friday, June 6, after holding fundraising events such as bag packing, diner days, and movie nights to raise the money for the return coach and entry to the studios.
The students were treated to a tour of the studios on their arrival, and a “costume-distressing” workshop, where they got to study the costumes from the Harry Potter films and see how they were distressed for the numerous battle sequences.
They also learned about all of the different jobs and careers that the movie industry includes. Tom Ablard, 11, said,
The tour around the studios was really good; we all really enjoyed it, and seeing the big replica castle from the films was amazing.
I really like the topic in school, and going to the Harry Potter Studios really inspired me to go into film making.
The trip was run to support the photography and filmmaking topic that the students are currently learning about. The subject at school has seen the students create their own animation and silent movies and will finish with an Oscars-style ceremony where the students and their parents will go into school dressed up and claim awards from 22 specific categories.
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