Schoolkids gripped by Harry Potter

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HARRY Potter potty pupils and their teachers are recovering from a 17-hour film-viewing marathon staged in their school to raise money for charity.

Around 200 schoolchildren and staff at Dinnington Comprehensive near Rotherham took part in the film-watching fest on Friday.

The overnight event involved kids and their teachers watching seven Harry Potter films back-to-back.

Teacher Dana Abdulkarim praised everyone who took part and said it was “like a giant sleepover”.

Ms Abdulkarim said many of the students attended in fancy dress and it was hoped they had raised more than £1,000.

She said: “It was absolutely fantastic.

“There were some hardcore among us who stayed up the entire time, and some others had a power nap to see them through.

“We’re hoping to do something similar but with a Pixar theme next year.”

The money raised will go towards Sheffield Children’s Hospital a school trip to Canada next year.

The world premiere of the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, took over Trafalgar Square in London on Friday.