HOL - Virtual Hogwarts is a community and online school, based on the ideas of Joanne K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Founded in June 2001 by Professor Emerald Dybendahl, more than 3000 students from 70+ nations are registered in HOL, adult teachers from 4 continents are offering more than 70 classes, related to literature and writing, mythology and fantasy and of course all the subjects from the Harry Potter books, from Potions to Herbology, Muggle Studies to Defense Against the Dark Arts.
Your aim is to collect points for yourself and for your house and the best house gets the House Cup at the end of the term. But honestly the real aim is to have fun, to make new friends, to attend entertaining classes and to rave about your house quidditch team. The main purpose of HOL is: to bring people of all ages, cultures, nations, religions together in one big community; to tear down any real or artificial walls that may have been built up by wealth, politics etc. It's the individual that counts--that's the spirit of JK Rowlings books (quotes):
- "You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!"
- "Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."
- "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
HOL is a family-oriented community and online school, certified by the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA), featuring entertainment and educational experiences suitable for all ages. It has role-playing elements, but it is NOT a role-playing game. Since this is a family-oriented website, please refrain from using any foul or otherwise "adult" language. By joining HOL, you also agree that you will not use this discussion board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law.