West Byford PS Slytherin to take Harry Potter world record off Wembley PS


West Byford Primary School staff and students setting their Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Harry Potter in a single location.
West Byford Primary School staff and students setting their Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Harry Potter in a single location.

IT is official: West Byford Primary School are potty for Potter, and now they have a Guinness World Record to prove it.

The school proved they know their quaffles from their Quirrels by setting the record for the most people dressed as Harry Potter in a single location.

They said ‘expelliarmus’ to the previous record of 827, set by Wembley Primary School just a few weeks ago, as they totalled 997 wannabe wizards.

The number comprised both West Byford students and muggles (parents) alike, while teachers came dressed as Harry’s friends and foes.

Library officer Christine Matalex, who set up the event with fellow officer Julie Rose, said the world record was the highlight of the library’s year-round Harry Potter celebrations.

“This is just bringing it altogether to celebrate Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s 20 year anniversary,” she said.

“This day is more importantly, about Julie and I encouraging kids to read and thanking (author) JK Rowling.”

School staff revealed afterwards they were glad the amount of Harrys in the same place did not attract Lord Voldemort’s attention.

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