Hiroshima Juniors Surf Lesson! March 22nd

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Today we hit Main Beach in Byron for a very special surf lesson for our Hiroshima Juniors! The lovely Blake from Let’s Go Surfing picked us up outside the school at 9am and we headed to their shop to get fitted with wet-suits and surfboards.

Here are the guys, all ready to hit the beach!

 

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It was super hot by the time we hit the beach so the first thing everybody did was jump into the sea to cool down

The next thing we did – stretching! Very important before hitting the waves.

Everyone gathered around as the instructors explained the basics of surfing and how to kneel up on the board when in the water.

Safety in the water is top priority. Below, our instructor Victor explains what a rip is and how to get out of it if we encounter one in the sea.

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Ready to hit the waves!!!

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After a while in the water, everyone got back out again and the instructors demonstrated how to stand up on the board when in the water.

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Before long, they were surfing like pros! 

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Our Hiroshima Juniors having an awesome time in the water 🙂

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Check out these pros! 🙂

What better way to finish our surf lesson than with a picnic by the sea. We are already looking forward to next week’s lesson!

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

 

 

Didgeridoo Lesson! March 20th

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Yesterday we had the amazingly talented Craig come in and introduce us to an incredible art form – playing the Didgeridoo!

He explained all about what a didgeridoo is – a wooden instrument developed by indigenous Australians, along with a bit about the history and origin of this instrument which has been used within aboriginal tribes for years. It was fascinating to learn about how they form – from finding the perfect branch or tree trunk, to working with it’s natural form to further hollow out the centre and polish it to a smooth finish. Many hours of hard work go into making each didgeridoo and they can range in price from a few hundred dollars to well over a thousand!

Craig had a selection of didgeridoos for us to choose from. Each mouth piece was finished with a special wax, to help seal the edges around the mouth so that no air could get through to disrupt our sound.

The first thing we had to do was practice making a special vibrating sound with our lips, (lots of laughs!) which we then had to do into the didgeridoo – it was surprisingly difficult!

We learned about making different sounds and rhythms, with some mimicking the sounds of animals such as the kangaroo and others sounding like the word ‘did-ger-i-doo‘!

Some of the group were naturals, taking to it so quickly, while others (like me) took a little more practice! 😉 One thing is for sure though – everyone had a fantastic time! Thanks Craig 😀

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.

Hiroshima Juniors Coffee Club! March 20th

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Yesterday, we held coffee club in the morning especially for our Hiroshima Juniors group! We all met outside the student lounge downstairs at 9.00am and enjoyed some delicious coffees and TimTams 🙂

Learning how to say ‘cheers’ 😀

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We all chatted together and got to know each other a little better. We spoke about where we are from and what it is like there. I learned that Hiroshima is great for oysters and lemon trees, with lemon cake being a favourite way to use the lemons!

I learned about everyone’s school life and what they like/don’t like in school. Everyone has different hobbies, interests and aspirations, which is very interesting to chat about together. Some students are sporty, playing tennis (with a hard ball, something I just learned about yesterday!) and football, while others are musical and enjoy piano and trombone!

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We were so engrossed in our chats and getting to know eachother that we forgot to play any of our games! Next week, we will! 😉

Until next time…

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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.

It’s the Weekend! March 22-24

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WEATHER

Weather March 22-24

 

SURF

Surf March 22-24

GIGS

FRIDAY 22

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE SQUIDLICKERS, BELLIGERENT GOAT, FREE THE GENIE, CHILL GOMEZ
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY FLASKAS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM JOCK BARNES 9PM ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM ADRIAN LUX + GUESTS
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM ARJ BARKER
MARVELL HALL, BYRON BAY 6.30PM THE NOW CLUB – WORLD POETRY DAY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 7PM MATTHEW ARMITAGE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM TIMBUKTU
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS
LONE GOAT GALLERY 6PM EXHIBITION OPENING – BUNDJALUNG ABUNDANCE

 

SATURDAY 23

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE TOMMYHAWKS, PINEAPPLE LAZER, NICOLE BROPHY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM COSMO’S MIDNIGHT DJ SET
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM BRAZILIAN PARTY
BYRON THEATRE 9.30AM ANTONY & CLEOPATRA BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING
BALCONY, BYRON BAY 1PM DRAG ME TO LUNCH
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM CHRISTIAN PATEY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SUNDAY 24

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY BURGER JOINT
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE DREGGS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LATE FOR WOODSTOCK, 5PM DJLONGTIME, 8.30PM 4’20 SOUND REGGAE NIGHT
BYRON BAY BREWERY 5PM BLOODY BEETROOTS
BYRON THEATRE 3PM SIMON TEDESCHI – KALEIDOSCOPE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM GREG LYON AND THE HIP OPERATION
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 5PM LEIGH JAMES
FRESH, BYRON BAY 7PM SLIM PICKENS

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sam from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday March 23rd

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Gold Coast Shopping

Sunday March 24th

Indoor climbing @ Circus Arts

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

 

CINEMA

Friday 22 March

Green Book 11:30 am
Free Solo 1:50 pm
Capharnaum 3:45 pm

Saturday 23 March

Green Book 5:45 pm

Sunday 24 March

Green Book 11:30 am
Maria By Callas  3:50 pm
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! 😀

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And they’re off! 😀

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! 🙂

Keep an eye on the March Activity Calendar 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! 😉

 

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! 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! 

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! 😀

While we waited for the rice to cook, we covered all our filling ingredients and went outside to chat 🙂

 

Very excited that the rice is done! 😀

 

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 😀

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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

 

 

It’s the Weekend! March 15 – 17

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ HAPPY ST.PATRICK’S WEEKEND! 😀 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 15

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, TROPICAL F*CK STORM
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, BB FACTORY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DAN CLARK DUO, 9PM PAPAYA TREE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM MIDDLEWING + FINTIN
BYRON THEATRE 9.30PM THE VAMPIRES
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM MANOA
KULCHA JAM, BYRON BAY, 7PM LADI ABUNDANCE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM B SYDE
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
LOCURA 8PM EDD FISHER + JONO MA

 

SATURDAY 16

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, DZ DEATHRAYS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, TRISTAN O’MEARA BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM SABOTAGE #2 W/ SI CLONE + COUPLES THERAPY + DAN ZINA + MORE
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM THE STEVIE NICKS/FLEETWOOD MAC EXPERIENCE – GOLD DUST WOMAN TOUR
RAILWAY PARK, BYRON BAY, 4PM TWILIGHT MARKET – GUY KACHEL
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM JAMES D’KHAN
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
LOCURA 8PM EVA J, OLI WRIGHT + BENJAMAS

 

SUNDAY 17

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, JAMIE ASHFORTH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM LISA HUNT, 8PM DJ CEVICHE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 5PM MANALION + HOUSE OF SHEM
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM LUKE YEAMAN
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM JAMES SCOTT

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sam from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday March 16th

SABOTAGE! Live Techno & House Music @ Byron Brewery

Sunday March 17th

Kayaking with dolphins

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Mullumbimby Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Byron Twlight Market

Sunday

Ballina Market

Lismore Carboot Market

 

CINEMA

Friday 15 March

Free Solo  1:50 pm
Innuendo  5:45 pm

Saturday 16 March

Green Book  11:45 am
Capharnaum  2:10 pm

Sunday 17 March

Capharnaum  2:05 pm

 

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.