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Pupils flip out for Pancake Day.

PUPILS across Coventry and Warwickshire made the most of Pancake Day. Children at several schools enjoyed a series of pancake races, including St Osburg's Catholic Primary School, in Radford.

Provost Williams Primary School in Ryton had a fantastic morning on Shrove Tuesday, with Mr Henderson (Monsieur LeFlip) leading an assembly about the origins of pancake racing.

It is believed that way back in the 1400s a woman, busy cooking at home, was late for the Shrove Tuesday church service. She ran, pan in hand, to church still wearing her apron and so the tradition of pancake racing began.

A pupil Primary The story was acted out in assembly to the children's delight before pancake races were held in the playground for staff and selected children from the school houses on the playground, where Oak house emerged the winners.

Princethorpe College students enjoyed a lunch time of pancake races to raise cash for the Scottish based charity Mary's Meals. Wearing a chef's hat and apron, eager pancake flippers grabbed their frying pans to see which of the four Princethorpe Houses would come out tops. Sixth formers rattled tins at spectators to make a contribution towards the PS651 already raised this academic year for Mary's Meals. The charity's aim is to attract some of the most impoverished children around the world into classrooms in return for a meal a day.

Co-organiser of the fundraising event, Rod Isaacs, said: "Sixth formers will be undertaking a number of strenuous challenges this term including a 40-mile walk to raise money for Mary's Meals.

The Shrove Tuesday celebrations gave us all the chance to have great fun while raising awareness of what lies ahead."

at St Osburg's School " The College House Pancake Competition was won by More House, just one point ahead of Fisher, then Austin and Benet.Head of Austin House, Kenny Owen, said: "This event has become a firm favourite in the House calendar with everyone out to have fun and make a bit of a fool of themselves all in the spirit of raising money and House points."

Girls at The Kingsley Prep School in Leamington also enjoyed pancake race relays, where as well as keeping their pancake in the frying pan, they had to jump through hoops and don aprons and hats.


A pupil at St Osburg's Primary School

Pupils (and inset left and above) at Provost Williams Primary School

Pupils (and above and left) at St Osburg's Primary School

The Kingsley Prep School's Year 4 team (l-r) Erin Sharp (8), Ishika Doug (8), Sarah Phillips (9) and Sylvia Sinclair (8)
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 6, 2014
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