Jake Singleton, 10, Tom Young, 10, and Leo Lee, 11

Jake Singleton, 10, Tom Young, 10, and Leo Lee, 11

YOUNGSTERS were treated to a spellbinding morning in Oswaldtwistle as part of the first ever national Harry Potter Day.

Budding wizards and witches from St Paul’s CE Primary School took part in the event at the town’s library in Union Road.

The Year 6 children took part in a specially organised treasure hunt as well as being given the chance to design and make their own magical hat.

Members of the library’s reading group read extracts from the series’ first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, to the 17-strong audience.

The morning was finished off with a Harry Potter-themed quiz before the pupils headed back for afternoon lessons.

Abdul Kaeratkar, the library’s manager, said: “It was a fantastic event, all the children had a great time.

“They had fun making their own hats and there were some very creative designs and finished products. It was the first Harry Potter-themed event we have done and it was a real success.

“We will definitely hold it again next year bigger and better, and maybe get another school to attend so that more children can enjoy the experience.

 “I think that the event has inspired those who did not already read to do just that and we also had a few of them who were not already members to join the library as well which was great.”