In TV news:
The BBC is to launch a reality series which will follow a group of children learning magic at a Harry Potter-style boarding school.
It sounds like a good idea, except modelling it after the deathtrap that is Hogwarts may not be wise. I’m terribly biased, but I think magic is a wonderful skill to learn. It’s great for building confidence, can be very satisfying, and has an inherent link with critical thinking. However:
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which will air later this year, will show the children learning card tricks, Latin spells and illusions.
Latin spells? Like transubstantiation? Ick.