Browsing Category



A Fun, Magical & Educational Experience at the Making of Harry Potter

Visiting the Warner Brothers Studio to enjoy the Making of Harry Potter tour may not sound like a place for a valuable learning experience, but you might be surprised. You will struggle to find school trips to London that are more fun, engaging and valuable than this insightful tour where young minds can immerse themselves in the world of the beloved movie series whilst also benefitting from unique learning experiences in English, Art and Business Studies.


Of course, school trips to London to visit the Warner Brothers Studio are incomplete without the captivating Harry Potter tour. Both teachers and students will be thrilled to walk through the breathtaking sets of magical places like Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the Great Hall. In addition to this, your students can view all kinds of recog-nisable props, animatronic creations and costumes – and even ride a broomstick!

Educational Experiences

The tour is a great way to whet your pupils’ appetite for the insightful educational expe-riences on offer here. These are four one-hour lessons which brilliantly link the Harry Potter series with the national curriculum. This helps to keep the students engaged and enable them to see what they are learning in the classroom put into practice in the real world.

• Art & Design: This workshop reveals the design and creative process for the magnificent props, costumes and sets that they saw earlier and is a highly inter-active lesson available from KS2 to KS5.

• Business Studies: The filmmaking business is one of the most lucrative industries and the Harry Potter series is one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. This fascinating workshop reveals the business side of the work that goes into making a successful film, including the filmmaking, production, marketing and much more.

• English: J.K Rowling’s book series has proven to be one of the most popular pieces of fiction in modern times and is adored by children and adults around the world. This workshop encourages creative writing ideas and helps students to bring their ideas to life. Who knows, maybe they will come up with the next big idea!

• Film & Media: Everyone loves film, but not many pupils fully realise the incredible amount of work that goes into the complete process. This workshop provides a unique insight into various aspects of how a film is made and marketed. This val-uable experience often inspires students and helps them to find a particular area of the process that they have an interest in.

School trips to London to visit the Warner Brothers Studio can be a wonderful treat for your students, but also prove to be a hugely valuable educational experience. In addition to immersing themselves in the Harry Potter universe and getting up close to various props and sets, they will gain a look “behind the curtain” to reveal knowledge about the film series which can be translated into what they are learning in the classroom.


Five New Movie Releases To See This Summer

If you are a major movie buff, there are few things in life that get you pumped than finding out what new movie releases are coming up. While great new movies can be see throughout the entire year, you know you are stoked because it’s summer, and that can only mean one thing – summer blockbuster!

There are, no doubt, many reasons why certain movies are released at certain times. Moreover, summer seems to be always filled with movies that really bring the fun, the entertainment, and the overall bang for your buck. It makes sense, too. Young kids and teenagers are all on summer vacation, which means that there is a need to fill time during the day and evening. There is also a higher incidence of date nights at this time of year, which means couples are chomping at the bit to have fun at the movies.

So, whether you are just a big fan of watching movies or maybe you’ve decided that this is the summer to craft your movie buff alter ego, this summer looks to be absolutely brimming with top-notch cinematic offerings.

Here are five new movie releases you definitely need to see this summer:

Ocean’s 8 – An all-female and diverse ensemble cast takes on the Hollywood heist movie in a way that seems to say, “Move over, boys. We’ve got this.”

Tag – Based on a true story of childhood friends that decided to take their love of a game of tag to new levels & turn it into a truly epic adventure. At the heart of it all is their love for each other.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Haven’t you ever wanted to know how Han met Chewie or how the MIllenium Falcon came into the picture? Also, how did the two coolest cats in the galaxy (Han & Lando) get to know each other?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – After the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, a mission to save some of the remaining dinosaurs from a natural disaster proves to be only the tip of the iceberg.

Deadpool 2 – The first installment was a pretty interesting breath of fresh air in the superhero genre of films. This sequel aims to blow the doors off of its predecessor. Just checking out the addition of a random guy named Peter into the X-Force (interviews wearing a Member’s Only jacket & khakis) is worth it.

New movie releases aside, maybe it’s time you just decided to put the world away for a couple of hours while you enjoyed a good movie. We live in such a hectic society that puts pressure on everyone to work until they can barely function. Doesn’t it seem a little more worthwhile to take your sweetheart out for a nice date night or maybe get the kids together for a kids’ choice movie night? This summer’s movies might just be what you’ve needed.