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Year 7 production of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone'

42 Year 7 students participated in our production of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ on Thursday, 20 June, giving an amazing performance to an audience of 150 parents and students.

Year 7 also performed to 120 Year 5 and 6 pupils from Heston Primary School on Wednesday, 19 June, as their dress rehearsal. The primary pupils enjoyed the experience of visiting the School and were impressed by the wonderful facilities for Drama afforded by the stage, sound, lighting and space in the Hall. They were also truly spellbound by the play!


On both occasions, the Year 7 actors’ confidence and commitment were outstanding. Our Sixth Form team also did an excellent job with lighting and sound, as well as serving refreshments to parents in the interval and supporting the Year 7s back stage with costumes and lines. This was a fantastic enrichment experience for all involved.


Gurnoor Dhawan [Albus Dumbledore] commented: “‘Harry Potter’ was like being in a fantasy; there were so many funny moments and good memories, it is hard to count them. Ms Gould was amazing, she is so kind and nice. Thank you so much.”

Sonia Arora [Hermione Granger] added: “My experience in the ‘Harry Potter’ play was absolutely amazing. I felt like I was on cloud nine. I loved every single bit of it. Thank you ever so much to the teachers and Sixth Formers who put so much effort into the show.”

Bianca Bolbocean [Ron Weasley] said: “My experience was incredible. We had a lot of fun during rehearsals. I felt like I was in an actual play at the theatre. Thank you to our teachers.”

Arshil Warsi, part of the Sixth Form team, reports: “The Harry Potter production was a fantastic experience - everyone was filled with a sense of excitement leading up to the final show. Thanks to the many hours after school Ms Gould and Mr Chana put in, the show ran smoothly and I am sure the Year 7s felt highly proud of themselves due to their West End worthy acting!”

Ms Gould, who directed the performance, said: “It has been an utter joy working with such talented students over the past months. They have all worked tremendously hard and my goodness, has it shown! The performance was an absolute success and I could not be prouder of each and every one of them. This will be an experience I will never forget and will cherish forever.”

Having co-lead the production, Mr Chana said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the Year 7 ‘Harry Potter’ team. The students truly brought the magic of the story to life on stage and displayed excellent teamwork, creativity, and dedication throughout the process. I am so proud of their hard work and commitment to the production. Well done, everyone!”