Sydney Hill Year 1

Sydney Hill has moved from the US to Britain and is still adjusting to her new life. One morning she gets a letter from Hogwarts and it changes her life forever. She heads to Hogwarts and makes some friends and some enemies.

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1. The Letter

Sydney Hill was eating breakfast with her family on the morning of her 11th birthday, when a snowy owl swooped into the kitchen. Her younger brother, Lawson, screamed and her parents ducked their heads, but Sydney stayed still. The owl landed on the counter and Sydney approached it. There was a letter tied to its leg. She untied the letter and the owl flew off. Sydney turned the letter over to see the address.

Miss S. Hill

The Room Upstairs

5 Spring Lane

London

Sydney slowly pried the red wax seal off the letter and pulled it open. Inside were two pieces of paper.

  HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY

 

Headmistress:Minerva McGonagall

 

Dear Miss Hill,

 

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.

Term begins on 1 September. We await your owl by no later than 31 July.


Yours sincerely,

 

Minerva McGonagall

 Headmistress

 

HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY

UNIFORM

First-year students will require:

1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)

2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear

3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)

4. One winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings)

Please note that all pupil's clothes should carry name tags.

COURSE BOOKS

All students should have a copy of each of the following:

The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk

A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot

Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling

A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch

One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore

Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble

OTHER EQUIPMENT

1 wand

1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)

1 set glass or crystal phials

1 telescope

1 set brass scales

Students may also bring, if they desire, an owl OR a cat OR a toad.

PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS

ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICK

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 


Lucinda Thomsonicle-Pocus

Chief Attendant of Witchcraft Provisions

 

 

Then there was a knock at the door. Sydney ran to open it and there was a tall lady in black robes who waltzed straight into the house. Sydney stared after her still holding the door and then came to her senses and followed the lady into the kitchen. They all sat down at the table and Lawson was sent to his room after much pouting.

"I am Professor McGonagall. I assume you have opened and read your letter?" Sydney nodded. "Hogwarts is a school for magical students such as yourself. We teach students how to control their magic. Do you understand?" Sydney and her parents nodded. "Good. I will come next week to take you to Diagon Alley. Meet me by The Leaky Cauldron at 11:00 on Wednesday." With that she disappeared with a loud crack. Sydney couldn't wait for Wednesday. After her 11th birthday she looked at the letter so many times she had memorized it.

 

 

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