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Accio! Students hold real school assembly in 'Harry Potter' Great Hall 

Sep. 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM ET

Video: A group of 11- and 12-year-olds from the Queens’ School in Bushey, England got invited to attend an assembly inside the iconic Great Hall on the Harry Potter set at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

As summer winds down, students across the globe face that dreaded first day back at school but it's not so bad when that first day is at Hogwarts — well, sort of. 

Children assemble in the Great Hall.
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Kerry Clarke, deputy head teacher of Queen's School in Bushey, England, leads the morning assembly in Hogwarts' Great Hall.

The 11-and 12-year-old students of Queens' School in Bushey, England were summoned to hold their school assembly on the Harry Potter set at Warner Bros Studio Tour in London. The students gathered in the set's Great Hall, where class hasn't been "in session" since the series' filming. 

The Great Hall played host to some of the series' most iconic scenes through its 8-film run, from the Sorting Hat assigning the students of Hogwarts to their houses, to the Yule Ball preceding the Tri-Wizard Tournament.

"I can't believe we were actually there," one student said of the special day. "It's like we were a part of Hogwarts School. It was brilliant."

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