Get ready, witches and wizards, because Harry Potter fans can now take Hogwarts classes at home! Yep, amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, J.K. Rowling has launched a brand new immersive website, which will allow people to enjoy a bunch of never-before-seen HP content from the comfort of their own beds.
“Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch ,” the author of the iconic book series wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, April 1. harrypotterathome.com
Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB pic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020
The magical site promises to bring “Hogwarts to you” with “interactive craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.”
Experienced wizards and witches can test their knowledge on the series by taking fun quizzes, while muggles (non-magic folk) can pass the time by learning about the wizarding world through the site’s complete glossary of terms! Fans can even take a guided tour through Hogwarts or learn how to draw some of the series’ most famous magical items and creatures. Wow, this is seriously a dream come true.
The site also offers a chance for visitors to enroll in a virtual version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry — that’s right, you can actually take Hogwarts classes while stuck at home! There are seven different classes that are available, including Astronomy, Charms, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions, Transfiguration and Defense Against the Dark Arts. Just like Harry, Ron and Hermione, you will have to complete assignments and take tests, which could earn you house points. Well, we know what we’ll be doing for the next few weeks!
For those who missed it, the World Health Organization has reported that over reported that over 930,000 people have contracted the coronavirus so far, resulting in more than 47,000 deaths. Medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.” Because of this many events, concerts and festivals have been canceled, including all Broadway plays and sports games. People have been asked to avoid public spaces, stay inside and isolate themselves during this time.
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