Hogwarts inspires reading at school

The Harry Potter reading room at Kinross College. Pictures: David Baylis d495712
The Harry Potter reading room at Kinross College. Pictures: David Baylis d495712

HOGWARTS has come to Kinross College.

The school has created a Harry Potter reading room for students to learn and be inspired.

Kinross College Head of English Jeanavieve Walia in the Harry Potter reading room.

Head of English Jeanavieve Walia said the idea came after she saw “a decline in kids reading novels and books and there was not a lot of creativity coming through”.

“I knew Harry Potter was a good lead in so we started collecting furniture and items and now it looks like the Gryffindor common room,” she said.

The Harry Potter reading room at Kinross College. Pictures: David Baylis d495712

“Some people think it’s just going to be a few posters and are shocked when they see it.”

Ms Walia said there was no technology allowed in the room.

Kinross College Head of English Jeanavieve Walia in the Harry Potter reading room.

“Students use it to chill, talk and do a lot of reading and some teachers hold classes in there,” she said.

“I have also noticed students who have anxiety or mental health issues use the room to chill out and feel better.

“It’s amazing the impact something like this has on their lives.”

The Harry Potter reading room at Kinross College. Pictures: David Baylis d495712
Kinross College Head of English Jeanavieve Walia in the Harry Potter reading room.
The Harry Potter reading room at Kinross College. Pictures: David Baylis d495712

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