Wow, It's All Starting To Add Up
It seems Harry Potter has magically transformed a struggling Nottinghamshire primary school. Robert Mellors Primary and Nursery in Arnold has leapt up the school league tables since adopting a Hogwarts theme. Students cast mathematical "spells" to solve subtraction "riddles" and English lessons involve writing scripts based on the popular character. Year groups are now named Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin, after the houses at Hogwarts in J. K. Rowling's books. The school has gone from being in the lowest 25 per cent of schools to being just outside the top five per cent in three years.
FOOTNOTE: Will it help them to spell?