Harry Pot­ter and the largest read­ing ses­sion

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of Spelthorne pupils have joined oth­ers from across Bri­tain in a Guin­ness World Record at­tempt for the largest read­ing les­son.

Ash­ford’s Thomas Knyvett Col­lege and St James Se­nior Boys’ School were two of 75 schools that took part in the chal­lenge last month.

Year 8 pupils from Thomas Knyvett Col­lege and Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 school­boys from St James gath­ered to read the first two chap­ters of JK Rowl­ing’s Harry Pot­ter and the Deathly Hal­lows as part of the na­tional at­tempt.

Guin­ness World Records said it could take up to 12 weeks be­fore it is able to con­firm whether the at­tempt has beaten the cur­rent record of 2,604 par­tic­i­pants achieved in May at an event or­gan­ised by Min­istry of In­te­rior (UAE), in Al Ain, UAE.

Magical: J K Rowl­ing read­ing aloud on the big screen for year 8 pupils at Thomas Knyvett Col­lege.

Young­sters at Thomas Knyvett Col­lege in Stan­well Road, Ash­ford, are a pic­ture of con­cen­tra­tion.

Pupils at St James Se­nior Boys’ School en­grossed in their read­ing dur­ing the world record at­tempt.

Harry Pot­ter and the Versed Child: More Thomas Knyvett pupils.

Well read: Thomas Knyvett pupils.

Spell­bound: St James Se­nior Boys’ School pupils lost in the world of Harry Pot­ter and his friends.

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