Pupils from two Walsall schools had a magical day at DZG as they took part in an interactive Harry Potter event.
Thirty students from Aldridge School and Shire Oak Academy learned about medieval medicine in the undercroft of the 11th century Dudley Castle; took part in drumming lessons and designed their own coat of arms, before meeting a few creepy creatures during their action packed day.
DZG’s presenter Langan Turner and educational assistant Amy Hickman taught alongside staff, who took on the roles of mystical wizard and witch professors.
The children were assigned to the four Harry Potter houses Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor using a sorting hat and also took part in a quest around the zoo site.
Presenter, Langan Turner, aka Claude Savagely, said: “We have been running the Harry Potter day here at DZG for the last few years and it has always been a great success.
“It’s about learning outside the classroom and having fun. Rather than sitting down and having to do something boring, the day is all presented in a fun way.
“The children all love taking part as do the teachers, who really get into the spirit of things by dressing up.
“And we always get really positive feedback from the children, with some writing it was the best day of their life, so what more can we ask for than that?”