Headcannon request: a Ravenwood 'magic fair' like a science fair but with magic
(This is a really cool idea, oh my gosh.)
It started with a handful of storm students who needed extra credit.
In a fit of caffeine induced insanity, they decided to go above and beyond the simple requirements and hold a booth in Ravenwood showing off their projects and inventions.
The snowball started rolling when a myth student decided she would not be shown up by these idiots. She got permission for an extra credit project to do the same, because Cyrus Drake harbors a not-so-secret hatred for storm wizards (let’s be fair, he hates almost everything, but still).
Soon enough, it became a school wide event, students holding a week long festival with the sole purpose of showing off their improvements. Games and contests soon followed suit.
There are separate areas for each level of wizard, from the young Novices who bring childishly made crayon drawings to the Grandmasters showing off their ridiculously complicated spell casting.
It encourages the students to work harder, to try to make new things based upon their learning. Soon enough, the festival doesn’t fit in Ravenwood, and they move into the Commons because the area can fit more people. Some of the games that are traditionally played are so well liked that they stay year round, right on that hill overlooking the headmaster’s tower.
Years later in a staff meeting, Professor Greyrose comments on how the original storm students are graduated, and how large of a legacy they leave behind.
“Yes!” Professor Balestrom smiles wide. “It’s a shame they never actually had permission to set up that booth in the first place.”
Everyone realizes that technically most of the festivals are full of stuff no one in authority actually gave permission for.