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Point Earning Opportunities (Autumn Term 2022/23)

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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, we’ll post it as a reply so keep checking back!


 The first and most obvious is to take part in classes. All classes will give you the chance to earn 300 points in a term 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 homework points soon mount up to quite a tidy haul.


Class sign-up opens on the 1st of September 2022 and will remain open until the 20th of December, 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 Library and art departments. 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 everyone 'How you Got Into Harry Potter' in the designated section - that will earn you a cool 10 points!


  Finally there's the HOL Newspaper, the HOwLer. This is a great chance to earn plenty of points by writing about what interests you. If articles and reviews aren’t your thing, it will also offer creative prompts and the chance to submit your own puzzles, graphics and more. Keep an eye on the Newspaper section of the main HOL Forum for updates about the latest issue.



  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 the replies to this thread for announcements and reminders about anything that might be occurring!

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Welcome to another year at HOL!

September is always a busy time around the castle and that means there are plenty of point earning opportunities to tell you about. Remember that every point you earn helps Gryffindor in the cup standings, so even if you can only do a little, it still makes a big difference!

First things first though, have you signed up for classes? Aside from being magical, fascinating and fun, classes are the best way to earn house points. Remember to make a note of the quill requirements and deadlines for each class, so you don’t run out of time later on in the term.

And now onto the extracurriculars!

The Departments have kicked off the year with brand new projects! The Library Department is asking you to solve the problem of a missing professor and giving you the chance to attend another wizarding school. The Art Department are asking you to redesign a book cover in celebration of National Literacy Day and to show off the items you’ve brought with you to decorate your dormitory.

Link: https://hol.org.uk/departments

Art Deadline: 30th September

Library Deadline: 1st October

The school newspaper, The HOwLer,  is open for submissions! This issue’s theme is ‘unexpected sunshine’ and you can interpret that in whatever way you’d like. You can submit articles, graphics, stories, puzzles and more. If you’re struggling to find inspiration for something to submit, stop by the idea bank and check out the suggested ideas there. You can earn up to 60 points!

Link: https://hol.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=614

Deadline: 31st October

Let’s get this school year off to a roaring start. Go go Gryffindor!

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How's your October going, lions? Remember to stop by the Gryfftoberfest forum to give us a hand with our surprise guests from Camelot! When you're not dashing around after missing knights, there are plenty of point earning opportunities to turn your hand to.


Special event alert! Are you ready to venture Through the Trapdoor? Head over to the HOL forum for a thrilling quest to protect the Philosopher's stone. There are fun challenges to complete and 100 points to be earned!

Deadline: 5th of November


Read all about it... The school newspaper, The HOwLer, is still ready and waiting for your submissions. The theme of this issue is 'Unexpected Sunshine' and you still have plenty of time to turn something in. There are 60 points available in total to every budding reporter.

Deadline: 31st of October


There are new department projects to dive into as well. The Library are investigating a mysterious darkness and finding out all about a new ghost at Hogwarts. The Art Department are getting similarly spooky with a trip into the Forbidden Forest - they're also celebrating Professor McGonagall's birthday with some fabulous posters.

Art Deadline: 31st of October

Library deadline: 4th of November

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HOwLer is accepting submission again! Come with us on a journey filled with all manner of dreams, imagination, resolutions and inspiration. Make sure to apply for an article or a graphic and get to creating new and wonderful things!

Deadline: 20th January


HOL's own Art Department has new projects on offer! Tell your story of the Fall Term at HOL in the project Halfway the Term or show us what you would buy on your Hogsmeade Trip.

Deadline: 30th November

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Hello, hello! I can't believe how far through the term we are already, can you? It's getting to the point in the year when you'll want to think about making sure you have enough time to get your homework submitted before the January deadline. If you're on top of your classes (or just need a change of pace for a little while), I have a couple extra point earning opportunities to share today!

You'll need to move quick on this first one! Secret Elf (our very own HOL gift exchange) has returned to the castle for another year of giving and fun but there's not much time left to join. When you sign up, you provide your wish-list of the gifts you'd love to receive and those you'd love to give (and those you wouldn't) - these need to be digital (and free) gifts, such as book recommendations, recipes, puzzles, creative writing and graphics. You'll then  get given the name of someone to create a gift for and have the rest of December to come up with something brilliant for them. You'll earn 30 points for your efforts!

Go here to find out more: https://hol.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=655


Signup deadline: 11th December 

Gift deadline: 31st December

The departments also have projects to entertain you this December. Indulge your sweet tooth in the Art Department with projects themed around icecream and candy canes. Over in the Library, they're inviting you to get festive and create your own holiday - be aware though that there's a glitch effecting the project descriptions, so you may want to hold off on posting your submission until we're able to get that ironed out. You can still get writing though!

Art Deadline: 31st December

Library Deadline: 1st January

As Maxim mentioned last time, the school newspaper, the HOwLer, is also ready and waiting for your submissions! The theme for this time is dreams and you can interpret that however you like, whether that's the dreams you have when you're asleep or your dreams and aspirations for the new year. You could also create something totally unrelated to the theme - it's up to you. There are 60 points available! Head over to the main forum for more information.

Deadline: 20th January

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