Flippin' good school fun

PUBLISHED: 15:48 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:22 31 May 2010

From left: Clavering Primary School pupils, Hattie Cooke, four, Ben Wilkinson, five, Tom Marns, five and Freddie Cooke, four 		
PPicture: MICHAEL BOYTON

From left: Clavering Primary School pupils, Hattie Cooke, four, Ben Wilkinson, five, Tom Marns, five and Freddie Cooke, four PPicture: MICHAEL BOYTON

PANCAKES were made, eaten and raced by primary school children on Shrove Tuesday. The reception class at Rickling Primary School, in Rickling Green, learnt about Shrove Tuesday in assembly before they competed in pancake races in the playground. Teacher

Ryan Beister and Leni Wilsher, both five        Picture: MICHAEL BOYTON

PANCAKES were made, eaten and raced by primary school children on Shrove Tuesday.

The reception class at Rickling Primary School, in Rickling Green, learnt about Shrove Tuesday in assembly before they

competed in pancake races in the playground.

Teacher Joy Burton said: "The children had a lovely time. They divided into six teams and had pancake relay races. They made the pancakes in the morning and enjoyed eating them as much as racing them.

"In assembly we spoke to the children about the start of Lent and why people eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday."

The reception class at Clavering Primary School also held pancake races.

Nursery teacher Mandy Honour said: "They all had a lovely day and the weather stayed dry, so we could have the races outside.

"I think they struggled to keep their pancakes under control in the strong wind, but it was a great success.

"The children all made their own pancakes and ate them with lemon and sugar."

# PANCAKE Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent and is the last opportunity to use eggs and fats before the start

of the fasting period, which begins the following day on

Ash Wednesday.

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