Schoolchildren get a taste for Pancake Day
February 12, 2013
PANCAKE races and batter-based feasts were enjoyed by children and adults across the area on Shrove Tuesday.
Staff and pupils at schools and nurseries took part in pancake-tossing contests and donned aprons to help make the delicious batter.
But most importantly they tucked into plates piled high with the annual treat, laden with toppings of their choice.
Nursery children at Hawley Place School in Blackwater did not miss out as they learnt what goes into a perfect pancake.
Trish Jones, head of the school nursery, said: “Fantastic flipping fun was had by all the children. This was part of our week of celebrations including Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.
“The children enjoyed a cookery lesson on pancake making and thoroughly enjoyed tasting delicious pancakes fresh from the pan.
“This was followed by some energetic pancake races in the nursery garden.”
In Farnborough, home economics, mathematics and religious education were tied in together when children learnt about pancake cooking and the meaning of Shrove Tuesday.
Year 2 at Farnborough Grange Nursery and Infant School had researched recipes, quantities and ingredients and made a recipe book to share with other students.
Sandie Gordon, assistant head and Year 2 teacher, said: “We have been celebrating and learning about Pancake Day for over a week.
“The children found out about the meaning of Lent and giving up food before they made posters and competed in pancake races.
“Some of the children came up with some gruesome ideas for toppings and discussed what they might try at home, but at school we kept the topping more traditional - fruity and healthy.”
In Eversley, four-year-olds at St Neots School flipped pancakes, while Shawfield Primary School in Ash, Hawley Primary School in Blackwater and Park Primary School in Aldershot also took part in races.
For more pancake pictures, see this week's News & Mail, out on Thursday, February 14.