Children in Year 1 rolled up their sleeves and had a brilliant time flipping pancakes this afternoon to mark Shrove Tuesday.

Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent which lasts for 40 days until Easter. In Christian traditions Lent is a way of marking the time that Jesus spent fasting in the desert. Traditionally, Christians would abstain from a whole range of rich foods and so in the period prior to Lent they would use up foods including meat, eggs, fish, fats and milk – hence the custom of pancake making began.

Prior to making the pancakes the children had spent time looking at the recipe to ensure they had their ingredients just right.

They thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to cook together and, of course, the chance to eat a sweet treat!