VIDEO: Magic lessons at Darwen school during lunch break

VIDEO: Magic lessons at Darwen school during lunch break

Magic lessons at Darwen school during lunch break

VIDEO: Magic lessons at Darwen school during lunch break

VIDEO: Magic lessons at Darwen school during lunch break

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HOGWARTS could take a tip or two from Darwen Vale High School students who have been learning the secret art of magic in their lunch breaks.

Head of year seven, Ricky Reidy, was a professional magician for ten years working in the hotels and clubs of the Canary Islands before moving back to Blackburn and training as a teacher.

Mr Reidy said: “I’ve always loved magic and am still a member of the Modern Mystic League in Blackburn. One of my students, Adam Hussain is a member too and I thought magic classes would be a great way of giving kids a confidence boost as well as a bit of fun.

“They’ve been popular so far and the students are learning some really impressive tricks.”

Adam has been a member of the Modern Mystic League for a year and the chance to study magic at school is a dream come true.

The 12-year-old said: “I love our magic club. We learn tricks that will astonish people and blow their mind.

“I just love the expression on people’s faces when they have just seen the best magic trick ever.”

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10:04pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Malthus says...

It would be more magical if the LT were to allow a debate on it's pages with regard the Halal meat article. I am totally getting fed up with the Lancashire Telegraph's stifling of public debate. Either open all pages up for discussion, (obviously not the ones that are subject to the rules imposed by the courts) or close down your comments section completely . My points would be based upon the ethical treatment of animals and not based on culture or religion. In my opinion this is the worst form of censorship there is. It smacks of the Telegraph pre-empting people's opinions and deciding in advance that they are going to be offensive. Either employ proper moderators or stop stop inviting comment. The Guardian and the Daily Mail are both accepting debate on this story and both publications are as far apart as you can get in the realm of newspapers; if they allow discussion why can't you? This is my last comment as I expect to be barred, but also as I do not want to contribute to such a blinkered publication.
It would be more magical if the LT were to allow a debate on it's pages with regard the Halal meat article. I am totally getting fed up with the Lancashire Telegraph's stifling of public debate. Either open all pages up for discussion, (obviously not the ones that are subject to the rules imposed by the courts) or close down your comments section completely . My points would be based upon the ethical treatment of animals and not based on culture or religion. In my opinion this is the worst form of censorship there is. It smacks of the Telegraph pre-empting people's opinions and deciding in advance that they are going to be offensive. Either employ proper moderators or stop stop inviting comment. The Guardian and the Daily Mail are both accepting debate on this story and both publications are as far apart as you can get in the realm of newspapers; if they allow discussion why can't you? This is my last comment as I expect to be barred, but also as I do not want to contribute to such a blinkered publication. Malthus
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9:41am Sun 9 Mar 14

happycyclist says...

Malthus wrote:
It would be more magical if the LT were to allow a debate on it's pages with regard the Halal meat article. I am totally getting fed up with the Lancashire Telegraph's stifling of public debate. Either open all pages up for discussion, (obviously not the ones that are subject to the rules imposed by the courts) or close down your comments section completely . My points would be based upon the ethical treatment of animals and not based on culture or religion. In my opinion this is the worst form of censorship there is. It smacks of the Telegraph pre-empting people's opinions and deciding in advance that they are going to be offensive. Either employ proper moderators or stop stop inviting comment. The Guardian and the Daily Mail are both accepting debate on this story and both publications are as far apart as you can get in the realm of newspapers; if they allow discussion why can't you? This is my last comment as I expect to be barred, but also as I do not want to contribute to such a blinkered publication.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]Malthus[/bold] wrote: It would be more magical if the LT were to allow a debate on it's pages with regard the Halal meat article. I am totally getting fed up with the Lancashire Telegraph's stifling of public debate. Either open all pages up for discussion, (obviously not the ones that are subject to the rules imposed by the courts) or close down your comments section completely . My points would be based upon the ethical treatment of animals and not based on culture or religion. In my opinion this is the worst form of censorship there is. It smacks of the Telegraph pre-empting people's opinions and deciding in advance that they are going to be offensive. Either employ proper moderators or stop stop inviting comment. The Guardian and the Daily Mail are both accepting debate on this story and both publications are as far apart as you can get in the realm of newspapers; if they allow discussion why can't you? This is my last comment as I expect to be barred, but also as I do not want to contribute to such a blinkered publication.[/p][/quote]Well said. happycyclist
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