Modern Foreign Languages

Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday)

Today it is Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday), an important festival in France when we make crepes before we embark on lent. S2 had a little taste of this French tradition and made some great pancakes from scratch! They were delicious and disappeared very quickly

The Big Brae Bake-Off

During ‘sustainability week’, which took place from the 26th of May until the 29th May, the Modern Languages Department organised ‘The Big Brae bake-off’ competition. The challenge consisted of baking a French or German speciality at home, which also allowed students to write up their recipes and label ingredients  in either French or German. It is clear that some of our pupils in S2 and S3 were delighted to take part in this competition where they also had the opportunity to include their families in the making and the tasting of their wonderful creations! All the participants have received a ‘digital’ certificate to celebrate and reward their efforts and have shown great resilience and enthusiasm in producing their culinary creations! This year, our winners are: for the German prize, Lilybell’s Franzbrotchen (German Cinnamon buns) and Layla with her ‘Bigorneaux  au vin blanc Tik Tok clip’ (she collected periwinkles from a local beach, with her mum and cooked it in a garlic white wine sauce). Mrs D’Eathe, Mrs Wood and Mrs Wilkinson are very proud of everyone who has shared their amazing creative skills on this occasion! A special mention to Erin in S2 who shared with us two entries with her German Buchtelns and ‘French palmiers’, bravo!  


French entries 

Erin(S2) : palmiers (famous French pastry in a palm leaf shape)

Layla (S2) : Bigorneaux au vin blanc(periwinkles cooked in a white wine and garlic sauce)

Hansen (S2): Poire Tatin(a creative version of the Tarte Tatin, fruity pie with pears)

Hannah (S2): Eclairs (chou pastry speciality with cream)

Sophie (S3): Macarons (famous French Macaroons)


German entries

Lilybell (S2): Franzbrotchen (German cinnamon buns)

Erin (S2): Buchteln (German dough speciality with various jam filings)




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