Harry Potter and the largest reading session
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.