The Raku ‘dragon’ sculpture was the result of the Royal Albert working with creative art groups, the staff and residents set out to design and make a sculpture which included all their favourite places around Lancaster. It is called the Raku Sculpture because a group called RAKU from Rawtenstall were commissioned to help create the sculpture. The group got their inspiration from visits to Glasson Dock, Morecambe and Williamson Park. There is a definite seashore theme with the metal boat, blue colours and small tiles with boats and birds on them. The tall structure, which is often called a dragon or dinosaur by park visitors is in fact a tree complete with leaves and a squirrel. The flower was created to allow a wheelchair user to be able to sit on it. The project was completed in a hectic six weeks, and opened by the deputy mayor Derrick Stanley in 1991.
Care of Magical Creatures
Teacher: Rubeus Haggrid
Students at Hogwarts can choose to study Care of Magical Creatures from their 3rd Year. In class, students learn about a wide range of magical creatures, from flobberworms to fire crabs, and even unicorns and thestrals.
Students are taught about feeding, maintaining, breeding, and proper treatment of these various Creatures.
The witches and wizards who succeeded in achieving an O.W.L. in the subject later could become Magizoologists. Some known magizoologists were; Newt Scamander, his grandson Rolf Scamander, and his wife Luna Lovegood.