Ever wanted to play Quidditch at your school? For it to be part of the curriculum? Yeah, me too. We have Quidditch at my school for Harry Potter Club, and I’m sure we’re all familiar with college Quidditch… but we’re never graded for actually playing!
But this school is. Ormiston Park Academy has a new sport in its Physical Education curriculum.
Despite a lack of flying broomsticks, PE teacher Sarah-Jane Tredinnick has seen students jump at the chance to try out the unique sport which has been adapted to be played on the ground by Harry Potter fans across the Atlantic.
Girls’ participation in PE lessons had fallen to as low as 25 per cent when Miss Tredinnick joined the school back in September 2010.
But since Quidditch was introduced to the curriculum at the beginning of the year ALL year 10 and 11 girls classes have flocked to the playground for PE lessons – with the old excuse of “Miss, I’ve forgotten my kit” a thing of the past.
They have adapted the popular game from the Harry Potter books in which pupils at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are seen battling it out on flying broomsticks in a bid to catch the Golden Snitch and secure victory.
Isn’t that amazing? Not only are they playing an awesome sport, but it’s benefiting the girls! If you want to learn more about how to play Muggle Quidditch, and maybe start a competitive team at your school, visit internationalquidditch.org! There, you can learn the rules, watch videos, and keep up with tournaments such as the World Cup! Tell us what you think!