Beer Tasting! Friday 30th August

What better way to end a busy week than with a Beer Tasting session..?

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That is exactly what we treated the students to on Friday afternoon. We made the most of the sun and sat out the front of school and sampled a range of Australian beers.

The beers we sampled were a range of lagers, ales, stouts, ipa’s and xpa’s. Most of the beers were local brewed in Byron, Ballina and the Gold Coast.

Everyone agreed upon their favourite beer being Stone & Wood’s Green Coast Lager, brewed here in Byron Bay!

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Stone & Wood do tours everyday of their new brewery located in the Arts and Industrial Estate. Check out their website https://www.stoneandwood.com.au/byron-brewery/ or come and see me for more information 🙂

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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

Photo Challenge Winners!

Wooohooooo! Check out these happy winners!

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First prize for Camila and Josefina! Enjoy Nimbin and Kayaking with Dolphins!

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Hinako and Nami in 2nd place, they both won a ticket to the Aborigunal Dream Time festival next month!

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Ayumi and Gabi will be set for the weekend winning the 3rd prize!

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

Creative Photo Challenge! May 30th

Thursday afternoon’s activity was The Photo Scavenger Hunt!

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Students were given the following list of 25 things to snap photos of around Byron Bay. By 4.30pm they were asked to submit their 5 best photos from the list and they would be judged on their creativity, humour and photography skills.

We had some amazing prizes up for grabs thanks to Happy Travels and Byron Bay Tour Company. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes included a kayaking with dolphins tour, a Nimbin trip, 2x tickets to the Aboriginal Dream Time Festival next month and beer & wine.

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We had some amazing entries.. but the top 3 were exceptional!

First prize went to Josefina and Camila!!

I was so impressed how you managed to include multiple things from the list in all of your photos. I love your wigs and hats, you look like you had so much fun!

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A photo of you on a surfboard,  wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo of you on a playground, wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay, whilst still wearing an outrageous hat!

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(This one made me laugh.. a lot) A photo of you with a happy Grandpa, who also happens to be a very Australian looking man, admiring a native Australia tree, whilst wearing another outrageous hat!!

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A photo of you under an umbrella, and talking on a public phone, whilst still wearing the outrageous hats!!

Second prize goes to Nami and Hinako!

Your photos are beautiful! Well done girls!

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A photo with a friendly dog

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A photo with you and the most Australian looking man

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A photo of you on a public phone

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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WOW!! A photo of you doing a yoga pose on the beach

Third prize goes to the wonderful Ayumi and Gabi

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay

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A photo of you enjoying a street performer

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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A photo of you admiring an Australian bird

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A photo of you with a rainbow

 

Special mention to all these other great entires. It was a hard task to judge! Thank you to everyone who got involved. I hope you had as much fun taking the photos as I had receiving them 🙂

 

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Beer Tasting! 22 February

What better way to start the weekend than with a Beer Tasting session…

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That’s what we treated our lovely Lexis students to when they finished class on Friday!

There was 5 different beers to try, all from Australia.

The students had to guess which state in Australia each one was from, the alcohol percentage, price per bottle and the flavours they could taste.

Stone and Wood – Green Coast was a clear favourite; great thing they brew it here in Byron with brewery tours available every day!

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

Beer Tasting! 9 November

Last Friday we ended our school week with Beer Tasting!

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The students had 5 different Australian beers to try and for each one they had to guess the state where it was brewed, alcohol percentage, cost and flavours!

What a great way to get the weekend started!!

 

 

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.

Casino Royale! 12 October

On Friday we had our own Casino Royale here at Lexis Byron!

There was a roulette wheel set up but everyone was only interested in competing in the poker tournament!

Eric did a great job of explaining the rules to everyone, with some help from Pablo.

We continued playing until 7pm, when we then counted up our chips to see who had the most…

Daniel was the clear winner, earning himself a 6 pack of beer which he kindly shared with some of his fellow players! It’s been a good month of prizes for Daniel, having won himself a Whitsundays trip from Happy Travels last week!

 

 

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

Beer Tasting! 28 September

Today’s activity was Beer Tasting!!

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I was joined by our new team, the lovely Orla! Orla will be starting with us in the office next week and also running our morning activities. It was a great way to welcome her to the school and for her to get to know some of the students!

We had five different beers to try: Mandarin India Pale Ale (Amanda), Dark Ale (White Rabbit), Stone & Wood (Green Coast), Pale Ale (Colonial) and an IPA (Fixation Obsession).

The students had a taste of each and then guessed the flavours, state where it’s made in Australia, alcohol percentage and price.

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There was no clear favourite as there were a few votes for each, but I have a feeling at 6.7% everyone may start buying more of the Mandarin IPA!

 

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.

September Table Tennis Tournament ’18!

Today we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

We didn’t have as many competitors as usual as the sun was shining and the waves were good, so many of the students were heading to the beach for a surf!

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Eric, Jeff, Ibon and Lucas couldn’t resist winning the cold beers though!

They each played against eachother to 11,

Eric VS Lucas: Eric 11-7

Eric VS Jeff: Eric 11-4

Jeff VS Ibon: Jeff 11-3

Ibon VS Lucas: Ibon 11-6

Jeff VS Lucas: Jeff 11-4

Eric VS Ibon: Eric 11-10

Then the points from each of their 3 games were added together to determined the winner…

Lucas: 17

Ibon: 24

Jeff: 26

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and the winner with 33 points… Eric!!!

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Eric did have a slight advantage being that he’s a tennis coach, but he kindly shared his beers so everyone was happy 🙂

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BIG LEXIS CAMPING WEEKEND!! Sept ’18

Loving the photos from this weekend’s Massive Lexis Camping Bonaza!!
What an awesome start to your Aussie Experience… Camping with kangaroos, BBQs on the Beach, paddle-boarding and of course lots of cold beers!!

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

July Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our monthly Table Tennis Tennis Tournament!

We had 8 players to begin and pairings were picked at random to see who would compete against eachother!

Results from the first round were:

Alex VS Song: ALEX 11-1

Lucas VS Koki: KOKI 11-5

Luis VS Hu: LUIS 11-3

Keigo VS Yuichi: KEIGO 11-9

Onto the semi finals…

Luis VS Alex: ALEX 11-4

Keigo VS Koki: KEIGO 11-9

Making our two finalists: ALEX and KEIGO!

They both played brilliantly, and kept equalising against eachother until…

KEIGO took the lead 11-9!!

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Well done Keigo, our July Table Tennis Champion!!!

 

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June Table Tennis Tournament!

On Wednesday we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

We started with 10 competitors and names were picked at random to decide who would compete against eachother.

The results from the first round were:

Luis VS Juliana: LUIS

Mauricio VS Asana: MAURICIO

Keigo VS Lucas: KEIGO

Rodrigo VS Chihiro: RODRIGO

Felipe VS Sarah: FELIPE

As we had an odd number going through to the semi finals one lucky player was picked at random to go straight through to the finals: FELIPE!

Luis VS Rodrigo: RODRIGO

Keigo VS Mauricio: MAURICO

The three finalists then each played against eachother to see who would get June’s title!

Felipe VS Rodrigo: FELIPE 11-8

Felipe VS Mauricio: MAURICIO 11-10

Rodrigo VS Mauricio: Mauricio 11-10

With Mauricio winning both of his games, this made him this month’s champion and winner of a 6 pack of beer!

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Well done Mauricio!

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Volleyball! 1 June

Last Friday we had a Volleyball match in the garden!

The sun was shining and the temperature was beautiful for a winters day!

We were joined by a friendly dog who we were then able to reunite with his concerned owners through the powers of social media!

As we only had 6 players they decided to share the winners 6 pack so they could all enjoy a beer together post match!

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.

April’s Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our April Table Tennis Tournament!

Everyone was paired off at random and played first to 11, with the winner staying on for the next round.

Results from the first round were:

Rodrigo VS Patrick: PATRICK

Alex VS Roman: ALEX

Cristiano VS Benoit: BENOIT

Benjamin VS Yves: BENJAMIN

Jeff VS Song: JEFF

Andre VS Charles: CHARLES

Results from the semi final were:

Jeff VS Alex: ALEX

Patrick VS Benoit: BENOIT

Charles VS Benjamin: BENJAMIN

The three finalists then each played against each other, with the following results:

Alex VS Benoit: BENOIT

11 – 8

Benoit VS Benjamin: BENJAMIN

11 – 7

Benjamin VS Alex: BENJAMIN

11 – 2