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  Wizard school opens ready for Potter book 5
Updated 29 May 2003, 16.23
The Master of Wizarding, Hogwarts tries out a spell
By Clare Youell

"Wingardium Leviosa!"

The classroom at the Wizard Academy is full of people chanting spells and making magic.

It's all led by the friendly Master of Wizarding, Hogwarts, who's teaching his trainees some tricks of the trade.

There are wizards having their heads cut off, wand-waving and levitating silver balls.

And they even use the Wingardium Leviosa spell, made famous by Hermione in the Potter books, to make things fly.

Order of the Phoenix

OK, so what's really going on?

Head boy wizard levitates - how does he do that?
Waterstone's the book shops are training up loads of actors to play wizards, to keep you amused as you queue up for your copy of Potter book five.

They'll be on hand to show off their tricks and magic while fans wait to get their hands on the Order of the Phoenix.

'Potter gets better and better'

Where's wizard Mildred's head gone?
The Master of Wizarding, Hogwarts, told us: "We want to make sure everyone has a great time. Potter fans will realise that magic really, really is real.

"I love the Harry Potter books, I can't put them down."

Head boy at the Wizarding School, magician Boo Hiccup, agreed. "I can't wait for book five to come out, I've been waiting sooo long. They just get better and better."


There she is!
A bookshop spokesman added: "This is going to be huge. The book is over 700 pages long and weighs nearly a kilogram.

"It'll be a real party atmosphere. We can't wait."

Neither can we!

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