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Junior School pupils take magical journey into the world of Senior School

Last Friday the Admissions Team welcomed over 60 Year 5 children and accompanying parents to a Harry Potter Tea Party where they spent the afternoon to learn more about the Senior School and meet future classmates and teachers.

The literary-themed event swathe children complete a quiz in the magical library and attend a ‘potions class’ with the ‘potions master’ before enjoying a banquet fit for any student of witchcraft and wizardry.

Children and parents were welcomed to Rendcomb College’s stunning library by the librarian Ian Corkett, who was dressed as Dumbledore, for a drinks reception and quiz based on the 2001 novel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The library was decorated with mythical creatures, candles, and book and was buzzing with excitement.

Head of College, Rob Jones, and Head of Key Stage 3, Rachel Fielding, welcomed the guests with speeches and gave them a brief introduction to life as a pupil at Rendcomb College Senior School.

Speaking about the event, Rob said: “What a magical way for the children and parents to end the week. It was a pleasure to meet so many future Senior School pupils and parents. The children all seem to have already made lots of friends.”

The children attended a ‘potions class’ led by ‘potions master’, Matt Cox, Head of Science at Rendcomb College. They saw glowing potions, colour changing ‘spells’ and fireballs before working together in groups to solve the puzzle of the missing potion recipe using invisible ink.