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!

 

 

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Crêpe Making! March 13th

Yesterday we had so much fun in the kitchen for Crêpe making! 😀

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Our Crêpe 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 crêpes – 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 crêpe-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! 😀

 

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

Afternoon Crepe Competition! 4 October

Yesterday we had a morning and afternoon Crepe Competition!

I (Claire) was the judge of the afternoon and had a very hard decision on my hands!

The students split into three groups to make the crepes, following this simple 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.

Eric showed off some very impressive flipping skills!

The teamwork was then over as they competed against eachother to present me with the best crepe!

They had plenty of tasty fillings and toppings to choose from; blueberries, bananas, honey, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate sprinkles, nuts, melted chocolate and Nutella!

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They all looked delicious but two really stood out as the best…

Eric had taken a lot of time and care to produce this wonderfully presented restaurant worthy creation…

and Lorene came up with the clever idea of mixing food colour into the batter to make this creative design that was then also beautifully presented…

As there was only one surf lesson to give away they decided to split the cost of a lesson so they can then go together! We gave them some Tim Tams to share as well; as if they hadn’t already had enough sugar for the day!!

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Morning Crepe Competition – 4 October

Thursday morning was spent in the kitchen where we perfected the very fine art of crepe making! Everyone was very keen to make the best ones, especially as there was a prize for the most beautifully presented one – a free surf lesson! 🙂

We all read through the ingredients list and cooking method together. Some of the students had made them before so it was great to have some expert help! It’s important to have a very smooth batter so we all passed it around to take turns mixing as it was such hard work!

Once the batter was made, we left it to chill in the fridge for a while. During this time, everyone thought about how they wanted to present their crepes and got busy chopping and prepping for their masterpieces! We had a selection of seasonal fruits, mixed nuts, chocolate, Nutella, honey, cream…

Some people got really creative with their crepes – I particularly loved this heart shaped one!

Everyone had so much fun and we had a lot of people coming in to the kitchen with offers to help them eat, not that we needed any help with that! 🙂

The competition was tough!

In the end though, we could only have one winner and that went to….Nina! It was a tough decision but I really liked how she presented hers and the black plate really made it stand out among the rest. She was super happy to win the surf lesson. Congrats Nina! 🙂

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

 

 

October Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in October!

Now we have moved to two teaching schedules the activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate! Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm.

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing!!

Activities

Yoga will continue to be every Monday in Room 8, but has now moved to 7.45 – 8.45am. This allows everyone to be able to go together and start their mornings with some stretching and relaxation!

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me at 2pm in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

Wednesday the 3rd we’re getting creative with Jewellery Making; come along and make your own necklace or bracelet!

On the 4th we have a Crepe Competition! A range of ingredients (fruit, nuts, chocolate…) will be provided for you to compete to make the best crepe. The winners from the morning and afternoon sessions will each win a free surf lesson!

For our first sporting activity of the month we have Volleyball on the 5th; in the garden or at the beach (meet at reception first).

We have our Big Soccer Match against BBELS on the 10th. This will just be one game at 3.30pm at the Byron Sports Fields. Sign up in reception and help Lexis be the Language School Soccer Champions!

On the 11th we have a Photography Masterclass! Orla and I will be showing you some tips on how to get great photos! There will be a prize for the best one 🙂

Friday the 12th we have a Casino evening! This will be at 5.30pm so everyone can enjoy together. There will be snacks and a prize for the poker winner!

On the 17th we’ll be getting arty with Boomerang Painting!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 18th. This is a great option to give surfing a try and see if you’d like to book on to one of the 2 hour lessons for $55! Pick ups from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

We then have another activity for everyone to enjoy together at 5.30pm…Wine and Cheese Tasting on Friday the 19th!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 24th! Beer to be won!

On the 25th we’ll be making Paella for our Spanish Cooking activity!

We have free Bodyboard and wetsuit hire for you on the 26th. Meet at reception at 11.30am or 2pm.

Halloween is on the 31st and we’ll be having a free Sausage Sizzle at 12.15pm in front of school. There will be prizes for the best fancy dress, so start thinking of an outfit!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). A teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

                                                      Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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

May in Photos!

 

SOCCER!

 

MEDITATION

 

BODYBOARDING!

 

BAKING – HEALTHY BROWNIES

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

BEER TASTING!

 

BOOMERANG PAINTING

 

TABLE TENNIS

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Our May Champion – Alex!

 

DJ BEGINNERS CLASS

 

SOCCER MATCH AGAINST BBELS!

 

MAKING DREAM CATCHERS

 

END OF COURSE SAUSAGE SIZZLE

 

CREPE COMPETITION

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Alex’s winning crepe!

COFFEE CLUBS

 

11 NEW STUDENTS

 

25 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.

Crepe Competition! 31 May

Yesterday we had a Crepe Competition here at Lexis Byron!

We worked in 2 teams to make the crepes, following this simple 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.

Then it was time for the really fun part; to make the tastiest, best presented crepe!

The students had plenty of tasty fillings and toppings to choose from; including bananas, honey, whipped cream, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, macadamia nuts, honey coasted cashew nuts, melted chocolate and Nutella!

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Everyone’s creations looked and tasted absolutely delicious, but there could only be one winner…

Well done Alex!!! The winner of a 2 hour surf lesson with Let’s Go surfing!!

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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.