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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Pupils Celebrate the Festival of Epiphany

To celebrate the festival of Epiphany, pupils have baked traditional King's Cakes for a French homework project and at Cultural Club ...

In thousands of French homes, a flaky cake known as a Galette des Rois (King's Cake) will  be served at this time of year. The MFL Department at LHS is observing this Epiphany tradition!

Traditionally when the cake is prepared, a figurine (“une fêve”) is hidden inside of the cake. When the cake is served, it is sliced and the youngest person in the room hides under the table and allocates the slices. The person who finds la fêve is ‘king’ or ‘queen’ for the day.

All girls in Years 7-9 were explained this tradition in their French lessons. Year 7 have been baking the cake at home, and some brought theirs to share with the class.

Zaina Bhayat (7T) found the bean and became queen for the day!

Years 8 and 9 had great fun baking their King’s Cake today at the Cultural Club!

The girls have also made special Epiphany crowns to accompany their Galette des Rois degustation.