An afternoon of Bodyboarding! 14 March

Yesterday we headed down to the beach for some Bodyboarding!

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Summer is still here and it was beautifully warm in and out of the water ๐Ÿ™‚

We collected the boards from the wonderful team at Let’s Go Surfing, then I gave the students a quick demonstration on the beach before they headed into waves!

The waves were pretty small but they all managed to catch a few and had lots of fun, which is the important thing!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Crepe Competition! 13 March

On Wednesday we had morning and afternoon Crepe Competitions!

We worked in two groups to follow the below simple crepe recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • A few pinches of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups of milk

METHOD

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Blend until smooth. Add a little water and mix to desired consistency. Cover and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, pour batter over pan, tilting from side to side so batter covers base in a thin film. Cook pancake for about 1 minute or until underside is golden, then use a spatula to flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden. Repeat with remaining mixture, spraying pan with cooking oil between pancakes.

Hongki impressed us all with his flipping skills, with Lisa and Laura also giving it a good go!

Once everyone had their own crepe, the competition started!

The students had strawberries, blueberries, bananas, honey, nutella, nuts and whipped cream at their disposal to help them create the winning crepe!

I couldn’t possibly try them all, so instead judged them on their appearance…

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Talita and Busakorn took the win with their delicious looking creation, combining all the available ingredients!

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Bodyboarding! March 14th

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Today we all met at Lexis reception at 11am for today’s activity – bodyboarding!

We all walked together in the beautiful sunshine down to the centre of Byron. First stop was to the lovely people of Let’s go Surfing, where we picked up our bodyboards and extra sunscreen. Next stop – Main Beach! ๐Ÿ˜€

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And they’re off! ๐Ÿ˜€

We made sure to swim at the area where the lifeguards were on duty. Look out for the flag poles to keep away from any rips and stay safe! ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep an eye on the March Activity Calendarย for our upcoming activities – if you love water sports, you will see we are also doing a surf lesson at the end of the month! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

 

Sushi Making! March 6th

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On Wednesday last week we made Sushi!ย We all met in the kitchen at 11.30am.

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Our sushi ingredients: Yaki Nori (seaweed sheets), sushi rice, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, caster sugar, bamboo rolling mat, mayonnaise, cling wrap, tuna, smoked salmon, cream cheese, carrots, avocado, cucumber and of course – pickled ginger and wasabi!ย 

There is a lot of preparation involved in sushi-making so everyone had different jobs to do. The first thing was to get the rice cooking! We had special short grain ‘sushi rice’. Cooking rice can be difficult and we wanted it to be perfect so Jesse took charge, using his phone as a timer.

While the rice was cooking, everyone took to chopping and preparing the vegetables, cutting them into thin long strips, long enough to fit in a whole sushi roll.

The bamboo sushi mats had to be covered in cling film – this helps with making smooth rolls, so the rice doesn’t get stuck in the bamboo. It is also keeps the mats clean!

Opening the tuna proved to be quite the challenge! ๐Ÿ˜€

While we waited for the rice to cook, we covered all our filling ingredients and went outside to chat ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Very excited that the rice is done! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Sushi rolling time!

 

Check out these perfect rolls!

Some people left theirs as full rolls, while others cut them into little bite size pieces.

Everyone very happy with their sushi ๐Ÿ˜€

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Delicious ๐Ÿ˜‰

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

 

 

Crรชpe Making! March 13th

Yesterday we had so much fun in the kitchen for Crรชpe making!ย ๐Ÿ˜€

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Our Crรชpe ingredients and delicious toppings: flour,eggs, milk, salt, cream, Nutella, honey, chopped nuts, strawberries, blueberries and bananas.

The first thing we had to do was make the batter for the crรชpes – this involved blending the flour, eggs, pinch of salt and milk, until it was completely smooth.

Time to fry!!

Carina was impressing us all with her crรชpe-flipping on the pan! (though it proved too fast to get a proper photo!)

Then it was time to add our delicious toppings…

The results were amazing – and delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Dreamcatcher making! March 7th

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We recently got to do a Lexis favourite – Dreamcatcher making! ๐Ÿ˜€

We all met in the student lounge and gathered around our big box of wonderful materials. We had various fabrics, wool, twine, threads, beads, wire, shells and of course, feathers!

The first thing we did was wrap the wire hoop with twine/wool/fabric – to make it look prettier and to hide the wire. We then started making the ‘web’, using some more twine. It is a surprisingly simple procedure but just takes time and patience ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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Check out the finished web!

Once the web was made, everyone was free to get super creative with decorating their dreamcatcher!

Look at the beautiful results!

Keep an eye on our activity calendar to see what other creative and fun things we will be doing! Sign up sheets are on the notice board at reception ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

 

February in Photos! 2019

VOLLEYBALL!

 

SOCCER!

 

AUSSIE FOOD TASTING!

 

PHOTOGRAPHY!

 

SURFING!

 

COOKING WITH CHOCOLATE!

 

BEER TASTING!

 

MAKE A BAG!

 

HAPPY TRAVELS TRIPS!

 

41 NEW STARTERS!

51 GRADUATES!

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach