Making the most of the flipping marvelous Pancake Day

Children at St Philip’s Catholic Primary School Uckfield marked Shrove Tuesday with pancake races on the playground.

Organised by Miss Feldman and Year 4, the children dressed up and had to complete the race without dropping their pancakes as they flipped them. They were cheered on by the Infants.
Mrs Sanchez, headteacher also had a go and said, “It’s great to revive some old traditions and it’s also much harder than it looks!.”

In the UK, pancake races form an important part of the Shrove Tuesday celebrations – an opportunity for large numbers of people, often in fancy dress, to race down streets tossing pancakes. The object of the race is to get to the finishing line first, carrying a frying pan with a cooked pancake in it and flipping the pancake as you run.

Pancake Day falls on 5th March this year, with pancake enthusiasts having to wait almost three weeks later than last year for their annual feast. The date changes because Shrove Tuesday, the Christian observance on which Pancake Day falls, is always 47 days before Easter Sunday. This year Easter is on 21st April.

Joanna Sanchez, Headteacher also had a go

ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)