The Year 6 all went to Warner Brothers Studio to see the making of Harry Potter. The journey by coach was very quick, taking only 45 minutes.
Once there, the children were sorted into groups and had their luggage checked by security so they could remove anything that could be harmful. After a long wait, we finally entered the Studios by walking down a long, narrow corridor with intricate drawings on the wall.
Then, we were escorted to a cinema which showed us a lot about the creation of Harry Potter. Suddenly, the screen rose up and revealed the door to the Great Hall, the actual one used in the films!
The area after the Great Hall was filled with loads of the props, costumes, buildings, rooms and scenes they had used during filming.
Then it was on to The Forbidden Forest which lead to…….Platform 9 3/4! We got to walk through the Hogwarts Express and try out a green screen experience on a mock up of one of the train carriages.
We stopped to eat and had a chance to buy Butterbeer and Butterbeer flavoured ice-cream.
After that, we went outside and got to walk through No. 4 Privet Drive. We got to see some of the rooms in the house. We also saw the inside of the night bus, sit inside the Weasley flying car, sit on Hagrids magic motorbike and walk across the Hogwarts bridge.
Once everyone had looked around we moved on into the props room where we got to see the masks they used for the goblins and how they made the photogenic creatures move.
When all of us had finished, we moved on to the Diagon Alley set. Multi-coloured shops surrounded us everywhere we looked! Eventually, Diagon Alley led us onto the massive recreation of Hogwarts. Everything seemed so real!
After an amazing tour, we entered the shop where we were allowed to buy anything we wanted. They sold wands, keyring, sweets and much…much….more!
Everyone had an amazing time, even Mr Nutt who has been too many times!!
By Emily Graydon and Carla Strawbridge