Harry Potter: The Creative Sorting Hat – By @Edwards92Sophie

Sophie Edwards

By Sophie Edwards


Harry Potter: The Creative Sorting Hat


McGonagall: Harry Potter. 

Everything goes silent. Harry walks up and sits down. 

Sorting Hat: Hmm…difficult, very difficult. Plenty of courage I see, not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh yes, and a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?

Harry: {whispers} Not Slytherin. Not Slytherin.

Sorting Hat: Not Slytherin, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know. It’s all here in your head. And Slytherin will help you on your way to greatness! There’s no doubt about that! No? {Harry whispers: Not Slytherin…anything but Slytherin} Well, if you’re sure…better be…GRYFFINDOR!!


For some of us arriving at SCA we will have a clear house (be that CW or AD) which we want to be in. But do you ever worry that you will be put into a different one? Will the sorting hat of Marc Lewis have different plans for you than you originally though?

Today I gave a horse wings. This is one of the first edits I have completed on Photoshop – and similarly to GCSE maths, I have no idea when I am going to use it again. Alongside a flying horse I am now a wiz at zooming in and out of an image. Snazzy.

At present, I can confidently say I have more skills at being a copy writer than an art director. But what if I don’t want be in copy writing? Like HP can I make the choice and live with the consequences? Or should I listen to what the sorting hat thinks my strengths are and go with it?

All I hope, is that like Harry Potter I stick up for what I really want to do and I don’t accept what might be easier at the beginning.

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