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Point Earning Opportunities (spring term 2020)

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   The easiest way to help out your house and show your lion’s pride is to earn points! There are lots of ways you can do this so you’re bound to find some that play to your strengths.

 

  In this post, I’ll give you a brief run-down of the regular point earning opportunities available to you. Whenever a new one opens up throughout the term, I’ll post it as a reply so keep checking back!

 

 The first and most obvious is to take part in classes. Most classes will give you the chance to earn 60 points a month through homework and extra credit. If you take several classes (even if you don’t have the time for the maximum of 5 every term), those 60 points soon mount up to quite a tidy haul.

 

Class sign-up opened on the 1st of February 2020 and will remain open until May 20th so remember to put your name down for the classes that interest you and get sending in that homework! (It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the individual assignment deadlines so that you don’t run out of time or put too much pressure on yourself)

 

  The next are the creative projects offered each month by the Hol Library and art department. If you enjoy getting artsy or brushing up on your writing, visit the 'Departments' tab on the main website. Don't be shy: your submissions are anonymous during the rating period. You can get started by going to your profile and telling us 'How I Got Into Harry Potter' in the designated section - that will earn you a cool 10 points!

 

  Finally there are the house newspapers. These are a great chance to earn plenty of points by writing about what interests you. If articles and reviews aren’t your thing, most also offer creative prompts and even the chance to submit your own puzzles, recipes, graphics and many other things.

 

 All of them have different windows for submitting so be sure to check The Great Hall on the Hol Forum and the Common Rooms for announcements from the editors of each (I’ll be doing my best to keep you clued up about the deadlines for all of them here too).  The most important thing to remember is that whenever you have some spare time to get journalistic, you’re almost certain to find a home for what you come up with.

Brows old editions of our own Paw Print:

https://gryff.net/pawprint

 

Slytherin’s SerpenTimes:

http://holserpentimes.weebly.com/

Ravenclaw’s Alte Sententiam:

http://altesententiam.weebly.com/

And Hufflepuff’s Wizarding Times:

http://padfootsportkey.us/Wizarding-Times

 

  Throughout the term, there will be unique and exciting activities to take part in which will give you the chance to earn points along the way. Remember to check my replies to this thread for announcements and reminders about anything that might be occurring!

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Welcome to the spring term!

 

  Gryffindor is doing amazingly in the cup standings this year! Not only could we end our years long curse of always coming 4th but we might even stand a chance of doing better than that. But for either of those things to hhappen, we need every single active Gryffindor student to do their part and help us earn those points. However much you can contribute, it all counts. So, in that spirit, here are the point earning opportunities currently on offer around the castle.

 

  The Gryffindor Paw Print is back and looking for your articles, graphics, opinions and many other things. The theme this time is 'improvement' so we're looking for articles about life hacks that have improved your life, any craft/upcycling/ DIY projects you might have done (or just  admire) and inspirational advice. We're always happy to accept things that fall outside the theme too. Be sure to check out Prose and Cons for something a little more creative. You can earn 90 points in all across submissions and Prose and Cons so be sure to stop by the Quivering Quill Forum for details!

Deadline: February 26th

 

  The Art and Library Departments are ready to receive your submissions on 4 fresh new projects. If you're feeling artistic, then Art has you covered with a trip to a magical zoo and an exploration of beloved objects. The Library is getting motivational with inspirational speeches and wondering what might happen if a Harry Potter character was able to change one decision they'd made. You can earn 20 points in each Department simply by submitting to both projects with an additional 20 each up for grabs.

Deadline: 29 February

 

  Down in the Dungeons, The Serpentimes is also open for submissions! Sharpen your mind and hone your concentration for this 'focus' themed issue. Remember to check out Exclusives for a fun and straightforward extra 40 points as well. That's another 90 points in total  for the earning!

Deadline: 15th March

More Details: http://www.dungeons.org.uk/forum/index.php?/forum/161-serpentimes/

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