Life at Bothwell
There are many extra-curricular activities at Bothwell. Some of these are learning-based after school classes like assisting a teacher with their research, or a Prefect leading part of First-Year detention to get extra credit.
Fireball Dragon is the most popular sport of the European Confluxes. The non-initiated might call it “slightly more complicated dodgeball”, but in truth, it’s so much more than that: a beautiful game full of tactics and teamwork. Almost every Conflux has its own Fireball League, and Bothwell is no exception. The best players at school are followed by admiring looks and longing sighs wherever they go. Many might dream of becoming professional Fireball stars after graduation, but the competition is tough and only the absolute best can make it.
Fireball Dragon is usually played on both school days: first tryouts to scout for promising 1st Year talents and to recap the rules for those who haven’t played for a while, and the school tournament on the next day. It is one of the best occasions to show House spirit, and everyone gathers outside to cheer for their own team. Each House team needs a minimum of five members. The best Houses are also awarded points for their outstanding performance on the Fireball field.
Clubs & Societies
Most lessons have a Club associated with them, where Professors and an entourage of subject enthusiasts lead midnight seances, twilight crocus-picking for the potion stores, or duelling practise which normally doesn’t adhere to the international duelling code.
Even if you don’t take part in a formal after-school club or secret society, you’ll find that talking to a lonely ghost or the grumpy tavern-master may reveal a hint or task to perform to fill your evenings with wonder. That’s if the natural drama of boarding school hasn’t already kept you busy!
Successful missions or performances in a club may result in house points, though being found out of bounds after curfew on an adventure will surely lose them!
Either way, after-lesson frivolity with faculty, friends, or a frightening, furry beast will provide an unforgettable experience in your first days of term at Bothwell.