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Point Earning Opportunities (Spring Term 2024)

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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, the staff 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 opened on the 1st of February 2024 and will remain open until the 20th of May, 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. Department projects alternate each month, one month you will get to be artsy and the next will give you opportunity to brush 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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As ever, there are plenty of things to get involved with around HOL.

Feeling arty? Help the Art Department welcome in the lunar new year and the year of the dragon! You could earn up to 20 points.

Deadline: 2nd March

The HOL newspaper has just opened for submissions for a “letters and parcels” themed issue. You can submit articles, puzzles, graphics, short stories and poems, so there’s bound to be something there that plays to your strengths. And with 60 points up for grabs, it’s well worth your while!

Deadline: 31st March

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May is upon us!

That means the end of the school year is rapidly approaching, so it’s a great time to bag a few extracurricular points before the last minute scramble to finish off your classwork in June. And given how tight the race is at the moment, every last point could make a big difference to where Gryffindor finishes in a couple of months.

Let’s pull together and finish the year strong. Let’s go, Gryffindor, let’s go!

So where can you earn those all-important points? Glad you asked.

Lions, badgers, eagles and snakes, oh my! There’s a celebration of our 4 house mascots going on over on the HOL Forum this month. There are quizzes, puzzles and all sorts of other things to do and 80 points to earn, so what are you waiting for?

Deadline: 31st May

The Howler is cooking up a storm this time round with an issue themed around “light refreshments”. If you feel like working on an article, creating some artwork or doing a spot of creative writing, make sure you head over to the HOL Forum to get a slice of the action. You can earn up to 60 points!

Deadline: 20th June

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