Hogwarts CurriculumCore classesAstronomy · Charms · Defence Against the Dark Arts · Herbology · History of Magic · Potions · TransfigurationElective classesAlchemy · Arithmancy · Care of Magical Creatures · Divination · Muggle Studies · Study of Ancient Runes
A very tall mountain, surrounded by forests and accessible only by boat. That's how the first-years arrive on 1 September – collected off the Hogwarts Express by Hagrid, they travel across a glassily still lake and through a curtain of ivy to a pebbly underground harbour.
Similarly, 1st years were taken in the boat so that they can get a glimpse at Hogwarts in all its Grandeur! And for the muggle borns, travel in boat is more common than travelling in a carriage pulled by imaginary creatures!
They had to obtain the permission of a parent or guardian, who had to sign a permission slip. If a student did not have the form signed, they could not enter the village and would have to stay at Hogwarts Castle in sight of the teachers.
Only at this point did the Thestrals that pull the carriages from Hogsmeade Station to Hogwarts castle become visible to him.
Beauxbatons students travel to school in a carriage pulled by gigantic pegasus. These winged horses only drink single malt whiskey, and the carriage itself took a page out of Doctor Who and is much bigger on the inside.
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It's perfectly acceptable to begin a sentence with "And," as well as the other words that we are often taught to avoid such as "but" or "or." Writing samples tracing back to the 9th century, including Bible translations, break these "sacred" rules, which stem from attempts to curb school children from stringing too