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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Pupils Celebrate the Festival of Epiphany

Y7 enjoy baking a traditional French cake for Epiphany

Time has come again to celebrate the festival of Epiphany, and pupils have baked traditional King's cakes at the Cultural Club and some have even taken the recipe home!

In thousands of French homes, a flaky cake known as a Galette des Rois (Kings’ cake) will be served at this time of year. The MFL (modern foreign languages) Department at LHS is observing this Epiphany tradition!

Traditionally when the cake is prepared, a figurine (“une fêve”) is hidden inside 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 Year 7 were explained this tradition in their French lessons. Year 7 have been baking last week with Madame Soto and Madame Wheeler.

They had great fun baking their King’s cake at the Cultural club!

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