For many Harry Potter fans, our 11th birthdays were inexpressibly sad. We had hoped against hope that our Hogwarts acceptance letters might arrive, so we could join our magical friends at the school of our dreams. Of course, our hopes were dashed. As everyone knows, Voldemort wiped out the Ministry of Magic’s records of muggle-born witches and wizards born from 1985 to 1998.
Luckily, a new school of witchcraft and wizardry is stepping up to educate the untrained masses. Next year, the fans behind the Mimbulus Mimbletonia Association are opening a wizarding school for muggles at Château de Jolibert in Bourgougnague, France.
The school will offer classes over four days, from May 25 to May 28, 2017. Only 100 lucky students can attend. Students must be 16 or older, and students under 18 will need a permission slip from their parents.
The four-day experience is modeled after the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Students will take part in a sorting ceremony, learn to play Quidditch, and take classes in Botany, Potions and Charms.
There is a catch. The Mimbulus Mimbletonia Association is the brainchild of two French Harry Potter fans, so all lessons and activities will be conducted in French. Only fluent French speakers will be able to participate. Better start brushing up on your high school French now!
The 100 tickets for the event go on sale at the end of this year. There’s no word yet on how much the tickets will cost, but the price will include four days of activities, three nights’ lodging in the dorms and all meals. Here’s hoping you discover a stockpile of Galleons before December.
Check out the event’s Facebook page and website for further details. Fingers crossed you finally learn how to pronounce “wingardium leviosa” correctly.