Friday, 2 March 2012


1st March 2012-World Book Day

This year’s World Book Day here at Broughton was a huge hit, as the Year 7’s had a special treat - an interform Muggle Quidditch competition. The event took place at Thursday lunch time, on the all weather pitch. Lots of pupils had worked hard to put together the event and the result was tremendous as we brought the Harry Potter sport to life!

The rules were simple. All 7 ‘wizards’ had to ride their ‘broomsticks’ (cross sticks) at all times.
The positions were:
3 Chasers
2 Beaters
1 Keeper
1 Seeker.
Many of the pupils were excited that this day had finally come and the majority of the players came dressed in a Harry Potter themed outfit

Just like in the books players had to catch a golden ‘snitch’ by grabbing the tag rugby belts the snitch was wearing. When somebody caught the ‘snitch’ they received 50 points; though unlike the books, the game will not end there..

Frankie Round from 7N (aka Gryfindor) said before the match ‘I am really looking forward to it - we’re gonna win!’

Megan Raey from 7H said: ‘I’m looking forward to watching the match and I think our team is the strongest!’

Year 10 sports leaders opened the event with a quick demonstration and explanation of the rules, whilst crowds gathered. Excitement was soon in the air, as spectators watched teams frantically trying to distract players with one of the two balls, score with the other and at the same time catch the golden snitch, all to gain points!

The weather was perfect and many form-mates turned up to cheer their team on, resulting in some magnificent matches.

It was all great fun, but eventually it all came down to 7S and 7C in the final. Both teams fought gallantly but eventually 7C emerged as champions (though two 7S players declared ‘We’re still winners in our hearts...’ ) Well done 7C!!!

A big thank you goes to Mrs. Harwood and all the year 10 helpers who made a celebration of Harry Potter on World Book Day at Broughton possible.


  1. Great post, megan. Good use of pictures, too.

  2. The pictures were by Maddie, the report was by both of us!

  3. Great pictures, Maddie. This post is a good example of collaboration working splendidly.

  4. thanks Megan and Maddie for covering the event


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