In a COVID world sometimes you need a little magic to get you through the day and that's what Wodonga Senior Secondary College are providing with their newest production.
Last year may have been a write-off but Tanya Gower and her cast are bringing high school theatre back with a whiz-bang.
Puffs is the story of the oft forgotten wizarding house in the world of Harry Potter, Hufflepuff.
Ms Gower said everyone knows the story of the chosen one, so now it's time to shine the stagelight on somebody else.
"You'll finally get to hear the story behind the story," she said.
"Everybody knows about the kid with the scar and his friends, but what about Wayne the Hufflepuff?
"We want to hear the stories about him and his friends and the trolls that they're fighting, the lessons they're learning and what it means to be a Hufflepuff."
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But it wasn't all smooth sailing, with the production very nearly suffering the same fate as any fledgling plans last year when Victoria was thrown into yet another lockdown.
"That was really scary, we were actually in rehearsal when the announcement was made that the school was actually going into lockdown," Ms Gower said.
"A lot of the kids ran off to their lockers, grabbed their books and went home.
"Delaying it has been a little bit scary, the kids were really worried that the whole thing would get cancelled"
Year 12 student Georgie Rootsey, who will be playing Hannah and a number of other characters, said everyone in the cast was thrilled about the play going forward.
"I'm just so ecstatic that we are here and we can do this show because we've just been waiting for so long and we've just been building up our energy so much," they said.
"It would just be awful if it got cancelled on us, but luckily it looks like it's going to be alright."
Cast member and year 12 student Hannah Mulholland said that she believed the show had some really important messages to share.
"It really means a lot to us that it is going ahead and I think the message that the show has is really important for people to hear," she said.
"It's about being the not-so-cool kids at school and how that's okay.
"We're all important and we're all heroes of our own story."