The magical evening began by following the sign that read ‘Wizard Party’ along with the illuminating footprints that led the curious Rotaractors up on the staircase on the evening of 5th of October 2016. The second floor of the Old TLM building at the University of Moratuwa premises was transformed into a mini Hogwarts! There was a whisper here and there about CAST – 4 which is the signature project of the club service avenue organized by Rotaract Club of University of Moratuwa, but the organizing committee of the event managed to hold the curiosity of the Rotaractors up to the brink until the last second. The familiar tune from Harry Potter series that was played as the Rotaractors entered the hall made the atmosphere even more surreal.
The new students of Hogwarts who happened to be full time Rotaractors were split into their respective houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Each newly accepted student received a house tie with house colours and a brand new wand straight out from Diagon Alley as certified by the organizing committee.
The magical evening made all the Rotaractors dive into their dream world of Hogwarts. The wands in their hands and the house ties they wore made them feel they actually came to the wizard party they had dreamt in their childhood.
As the first challenge, each house had to come up with their original shout out to display their pride and excitement to be a part of the magical evening. The short drama challenge was the second event where each house was given only few minutes to come up with a drama. The performances of the dramas lightened the atmosphere of Hogwarts and made everyone laugh. Ravenclaw won both the shout out and short drama challenge and was leading the score board which motivated the other houses to strive and do better in the future challenges. Ravenclaw received two prized magic portions as the reward for winning the challenges.
The highlight of the night was the Quidditch match which had everyone on their heels. The tensed up final was held between Hufflepuff and Slytherin. Everyone was cheering their lungs out as the final points were scored by Slytherin by bouncing the ball into the hoop as the timeout was announced. Slytherin were proud winners and they received their own chocolate golden snitch and a secret portion as their reward.
Next up, the live chess game kept the tension building among the houses. The live chess board consisting of house members playing as chess pieces was definitely a childhood dream coming true for many. The chess game was followed by the launching of the CAST – 4 website. It was officially launched by IPP Rtr. Amitha Bandara Dissanayake and President Rtr. Chamal Kuruppu.
The dance floor and the photo booth were opened up to mark the end of the magical evening. Rotaractors enjoyed themselves as the Harry Potter tunes faded to thin air and dance music blasted from the speakers.
Theme reveal of CAST-4 was able make all the Rotaractors at Rotaract Mora dive in their dream world of Hogwarts. It’s just the beginning of some magical experiences. More spells are yet to come!!!
Let the magical journey begin!