Term is certainly flying by and we're seeing a lot of new members around the castle (welcome!)
What with one thing and another, a lot of people are probably in search of fun things to do (either to pass the time or to help them relax) and we certainly have those in abundance. First of all, how are you getting on with your classes? Remember, if you have some extra time on your hands it's never a bad idea to do a few assignments in advance.
There's still just time to take part in the department projects for this month. The Library are writing manuals to introduce wizards to muggle concepts and also letting untraditional narrators tell their stories. In the art department, the focus is on food and also on the treasures you'd lock away in your very own Gringotts vault. There are points up for grabs so head over there pronto.
Deadline: 31st March
Equally pressing is the call for submissions from Ravenclaws Alte Sententiam. You could try your hand at writing a drabble or taking a photo (this issues theme is 'colour') or fill in some squares on your very own creative writing bingo card. Details of both of these can be found in The Great Hall (on the main HOL forum); if you'd like to write an article, submit a graphic or baffle people with a puzzle, then send a message to Gail Allen, the editor. There are 90 points up for grabs in total.
Deadline: March 31st
You have a bit longer to write for our own house newspaper, the Paw Print. We'll be taking your submissions on destinations (that theme didn't feel quite so much like wishful thinking when we picked it) and would love to feature whatever you can come up with, whether it's a bucket list of places you want to visit, a review of somewhere that you love or something quite different. We also have Prose and Cons, our light-hearted creative section bursting with fun prompts. There's another 90 points available so head over to the Quivering Quill forum right now to let us know what you'd like to contribute.
Deadline: 27th April.
There are other things to do around the castle that won't earn you house points but are still an excellent use of time. Here on the CR, there's still time to earn yourself some rubies in this month's piratical quest and we have something very adventurous planned for April that you will not want to miss. Check out the clubs on the main HOL forum:Book Club and Hollers have so much for you to do, whether you're a reader, a writer or a puzzler. All the other houses also welcome you to come have fun with them so next time you take a stroll around the castle, make sure you pay a visit to the corridor down by the kitchens, the dungeons and Ravenclaw tower to see what's occurring.
Say safe, happy and productive, lions and remember that, whatever is going on in the world, Hogwarts will always be here to welcome you home.