Lawn Bowls! November 6th

Lawn Bowls, once associated as an ‘old person sport’ has since come into fashion again in Australia!

The sun was shining, and the wind was minimal today at Lexis Byron Bay– two aspects of lawn bowling that are imperative to the sport. The only thing that might make it slightly better would be to have a cold beverage in hand.

We started the game with two balls, each of different colours.

Let the bowling commence!

Celine giving it her best shot!

Who’s ball was closest to the jack???

Kristy using the two handed methodūüėā¬†while Rony and Di used the classic underarm approach!

Not so easy trying to hit the jack (small black ball) but I think we were all winners in the end! ūü§ô

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Basic Lawn Bowling Rules

Lawn bowling is played by 2 teams of 1-4 players who try to earn points by throwing their “bowls” (balls) up the green so that they land closest to a small target ball called a “Jack.”

Playing Area

Lawn bowls, as it is officially called, is played on a square area usually measuring 120′ on each side. This area, known as a bowling green, is surrounded by a shallow ditch. The surface of the playing area is usually grass, but may be a sand-clay mixture or other artificial surface like carpet.

The green is divided into 6 rectangular “rinks” which allow 6 games to take place at one time. The rinks measure 120′ long by 20′ wide.

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Equipment

Aside from a playing area, the following equipment is needed for lawn bowling:

Bowls (Balls)

These balls vary in size between 4.5″ to 5.5″ in diameter and weigh no more than 3.5 pounds. They are made of a very hard, heavy wood or hard plastic material, and they come in a wide range of colors.

Lawn bowls are not spherical; they bulge out slightly on one side so that they follow a curved path when they are rolled.

The curved path of the ball helps bowlers maneuver their way past other bowls. Bowls can curve about 4′ to the side of the bulge over a distance of 100′. There is a mark on the ball to show the heavier side that has the “bias.”

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Jack

The Jack is the target ball. It’s white or yellow, about 2.5″ in diameter, and weighs about 10 ounces.

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Scoring

Once all of the bowls have been played, completing an “end,” scoring is determined in the following manner:

  • A team gets 1 point for each of its balls that is closer to the Jack than the closest opponent’s ball.
  • The team that scores in one end rolls first in the next end.
  • Games are usually played to 21 points.
*photos and info from http://www.kids-sports-activities.com/lawn-bowling-rules.html 
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 Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in September! All activities are free except for surfing and didgeridoo lessons.

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

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*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8; this will alternate between instructors Stef and Fee each week. Stretch out and relax to get your week started! Mats provided.

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

For sports we have Lawn Bowls on the 5th, Cricket (accompanied with strawberries and cream!) on the 7th, Soccer on the 14th and Volleyball on the 21st!

On the 6th we have Korean Cooking in the kitchen.

Monday the 10th we welcome our new Cambridge students with a Sausage Sizzle! Free food for all ūüôā

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 12th. 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! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

We’ll being getting creative Making Dream Catchers on the 13th.

Wednesday the 19th Happy Travels with be providing free pizza and punch and giving you some travel tips for your time in Oz!

We are offering a Didgeridoo Lesson on the 20th! Cost is $5 per person and spots are limited so sign up in reception asap.

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 26th! Beer to be won!

On the 27th we’ll be Making Bags from old T-Shirts! You’ll get some great tips on how to be more environmentally friendly ‚̧

Friday the 28th we have Beer Tasting! Come get your weekend started at 2pm in the student lounge!

 

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

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, 2pm and 3.30pm every day.

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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

July in Photos!

LAWN BOWLS!

 

SOCCER MATCH!

 

SUSHI MAKING!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

 

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Keigo – Our July Table Tennis Champion!

 

DREAMCATCHERS!

 

PIZZA AND GAMES!

 

BRAZILIAN COOKING!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

28 NEW STARTERS!

 

21 GRADUATES!

 

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.

Lawn Bowls! 4 July

Today was a beautiful warm winters day here in Byron Bay!

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To make the most of the sunshine myself, Jeff, Ben and Luis enjoyed a game of Lawn Bowls in the garden!

We played a combination of bowls and bocce rules.

Jeff was the clear winner with 12 points, with Luis and Ben coming joint second with 4 points each.

Not wanting to show the boys up I didn’t play to my usual high standard and came last with 2 points!

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.

July Activity Calendar!

We have another great month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our Lexis students!

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*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8; this will alternate between instructors Stef and Fee each week. Mats provided.

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

On the 4th we have Lawn Bowls, a popular game here in Australia, in the garden!

Kristy will be leading a Meditation on the 5th; come and find your calm and focus in Room 2!

Friday the 6th we have a Tennis Tournament!¬†¬†This will be at the Tennis Courts (corner of Tennyson and Carlyle Street), but meet at reception at 2pm and we can walk there together ūüôā

We have 2 Soccer Matches this month; one against BBELS at the soccer fields on the 11th (meet at reception at 3.30pm) and a Lexis match in the garden on the 27th.

For our cooking activities we have Sushi Making on the 12th and Brazilian Cooking on the 26th!

Volleyball will be at the beach or in the garden on the 13th ūüôā¬†

The July Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 18th. Beer to be won!

We get creative on the 19th Making Dream Catchers; a beautiful decoration, souvenir or gift to take home!

On Friday the 20th we’ll be treating everyone to FREE PIZZA along with some Games!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 25th. 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 $50! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

 

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

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 $50!

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Have a wonderful month!¬†ūüôā

 

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.

March in Photos!

LAWN BOWLS

 

SWEET EXCHANGE

 

JEWELLERY MAKING

END OF CAMBRIDGE SAUSAGE SIZZLE

BEER TASTING

 

SLACKLINING

 

CLOTHES SWAP ‘N’ STYLE

 

SOCCER MATCH

COFFEE CLUB

 

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.

Lawn Bowls! 1 March

Last week we enjoyed a game of Lawn Bowls in the sunshine!

Simon and Ivan got off to a great start, taking a wide lead…

but Sandro and Danny stepped up their game to claim the lawn bowls championship title!!

Simon did redeem himself with some impressive juggling though…

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.