RICHLAND, Wash.- It was all witches, wizards and magic wands at the Academy of Children's Theater this week.
Students were assigned to one of the four Harry Potter houses by the sorting hat at the beginning of the week. In their groups, they acted out skits and their own versions of scenes from the popular books and movies. Their counselors mostly spoke in British accents and taught their students some performance techniques using a story line that they all already know and love.
"They're learning skills like working together, building a character, projection obviously and just being able to take on a character that they love and portray it," said Julie Schroeder, an ACT Education Coordinator.
To close out the week, the kids put on a full performance of their scenes today for their parents.