Amongst the excitement of the busy end of term, with Christmas just around the corner, the Languages Club offered Lower School pupils the opportunity to make their own gingerbread houses to introduce them to a German Christmas tradition!
Gingerbread originates from an old tradition in the German speaking culture. The gingerbread house is said to have come about in Germany in the early 1800s and was most likely inspired by Hänsel und Gretel, the famous fairytale written by the Brothers Grimm. Gingerbread is typically sold during Christmas time and is to be found in most Christmas markets.
Lower School pupils were given the opportunity to decorate their own gingerbread houses using various coloured icing pastes, sweets and icing sugar. At the end of their painting, they helped each other in assembling their houses and creating beautiful yummy artworks. German Christmas carols provided the ideal atmosphere for this activity.