This week marks the end of the 188th Oktoberfest that is celebrated from mid-September through to the 3rd October in München, Bayern, South Germany. Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest, featuring a beer festival and a travelling carnival. It is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, running from mid or late September to around the first Sunday in October, with more than six million international and national visitors attending the event. This week, Year 8 have been learning all about the cultural aspects of this festival and we made some Lebkuchenherzen out of paper. Traditionally, these are gingerbread biscuits with colourful icing representing the blue and white colours of Bavaria and lots of nice messages piped on to them. Mrs Gill’s classes designed their own Lebkuchenherzen and I think you will agree that they definitely look realistic and have some lovely German messages on them!