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Flippin' good fun!

CARNIVAL came to town as primary school pupils learnt all about Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent.

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Pupils at Provost William Primary School in Sodens Avenue, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, took part in four workshops where they had fun making pancakes, designing masks for carnival and learning dances as well as making palm crosses from palm leaves.

Ros Stoneman, RE co-ordinator at the school, organised the day's activities. She said: "We wanted to have a day of RE and exciting activities, and I thought Shrove Tuesday would be a good day for us to look at the religious reasons of why we do things and look at how it is celebrated by people around the world.

"I wanted them all to enjoy the day, have fun and learn at the same time.

"Special days like this are great for that and the kids love them."

Following pancake races in the afternoon pupils also thought about their pledges for Lent and hung them on paper leaves attached to a 6ft tree which took its place in the school hall for the day.

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PAN-TASTIC! Isaac Mason flips his pancake Pictures: Joe Bailey IN THE MIX: Dominic McClay, Emma Harris, Sam Rayner, Joe Cooper, Alex Roberts and Selina Doyle get stuck in DON'T DROP IT! Imogen Middleton, aged three, struggles with her pancake MARDI GRAS: Charlie Crinegan, Mary McDonald and Lawrence Grant try mask making LOOK AT THIS! Jacob McDonald shows off his mask
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Date:Feb 23, 2012
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