You'll be able to fulfill all your wand-based dreams with four days of classes

If you’ve ever read J.K. Rowling’s stories of wizardry and wished you too could wave a wand, say a few nonsense words and make things levitate or disappear, your dreams could be about to come true. Next year, a Hogwarts-inspired wizarding school will open its doors for four days for 100 students.

The Mimbulus Mimbletonia Association will host the experience at the Château de Jolibert in Bourgougnague, France, next May 25-28, and promises to be absolutely magical. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Will you be put into houses?

Yes, there will be a sorting ceremony on the first day of the event. The experience is based on Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, so expect much of it to resemble the goings-on in that novel.

What will you learn?

There’ll be classes in charms, potions and botany so by the time you leave you’ll be an expert in magical fungi, casting spells and brewing weird concoctions. You’ll also be taught how to play Quidditch, although quite how they’re going to make the broomsticks fly remains to be seen.

How do you attend the course?

There is only one requirement – that all participants are over 16 years old. Unfortunately, there are only 100 places available so you’re going to have get in there quick. Keep an eye on the website for info on when tickets will go on sale. Oh, and all the classes will be given in French, so if that’s going to be a problem either get yourself on a course ASAP or save yourself four days of headaches.

What will you get from the experience?

As well as top wizarding knowledge, new mates and the pure joy of knowing you’re one step closer to having lived the Hogwarts life, you’ll also be provided with meals and accommodation for three nights. You won’t get your own wand, robe or spell books, but you will be able to buy yourself these and more magical items on the first day.