October 2019 in Photos!

What a great month October was at Lexis English Byron Bay!

Take a look at all the fun we had with our afternoon activities, student nights and weekend trips!

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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.

Wednesday Afternoon Boomerang Painting! November 20th

Wednesday’s afternoon activity was Boomerang Painting! On such a warm day, we decided to sit outside in the student common area.

We had plenty of paints, brushes, and Aboriginal diagrams to work with and of course,  wooden boomerangs.

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We discussed each Aboriginal symbol and it’s meaning as well as working out which colours were most effective.

Beautiful work ladies!

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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.

Aussie Beer Tasting🍺! November 15th

 Friday we had our favourite activity… Beer tasting!

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It was a perfect afternoon for a nice cold beer. We had 4 great brews for students to try.

Byron Bay Premium Lager

VB (Victorian Bitter)

Furphy’s Refreshing Ale

Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager

                 BBBco VB Furphy's Stone and wood

Everyone was given a form with a list of beers we were tasting. After tasting the beer they were asked to guess the flavours, which state the beer is from, alcohol percentage, price, and rating out of 10.

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Guessing the flavours was the hardest task.

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Alba was very happy with the afternoon’s activity.

CHEERS!

 

 

 

 

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.

Jewellery Making Part 2! November 14th

Such a fun and relaxing way to spend the afternoon at Lexis Byron Bay.  Everyone got creative and we had plenty of beads, shells and stones to work with. We also had some helpful tips to get us started!

 

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So much concentration happening…

With great results!

Lot of laughs and creative styles. Thanks ladies!

 

 

 

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.

Table Tennis Round 2! November 13th

The competition was high for the second round of Table Tennis today. Everyone brought their A-game to the table (pun intended) as the prize was a 6 pack of beer!

First round players

  • Zenon vs Juan
  • Joëlle vs Nadin
  • Tito vs Jack
  • Alice vs Ana
  • Sam vs Guilherme                                                                          

Instead of the usual ‘play to 21’ they played to 11.

Second round players

  • Zenon vs Nadin
  • Jack vs Ana
  • Sam vs Zenon

 

Third round players

  • Zenon vs Jack
  • Sam vs Jack 

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Jack was the champion of the day…well done Jack!!

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Thanks to everyone who joined in today!

 

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.

Aussie Food Tasting… Round 2! November 8th

It was another round of Aussie Food Tasting this afternoon at Lexis Byron Bay. All students were eager to taste the Australian delicacies on hand!

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Vegemite – Alice was the only one who didn’t mind the unusual taste that is a good ol’ Aussie staple but she cheated when it came to putting it on her toast😆.

 

Fairy bread – Something you will find at a children’s birthday party. Everyone loved it! IMG_E8653

 

Party Pies – This was everyone’s favourite of the day. Nice, hot, and savoury…YUM!

Musk Sticks – Not so good on the taste buds!

Anzac Biscuits and Lamingtons – Definitely something they’ll try again.

Macadamia Nuts and Caramello Koalas – Something tasty to end on!

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So happy everyone tasted all the good stuff.. Well done you lot!!!

 

 

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 method😂 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! 🤙

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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.