Children at Cheltenham Prep marked Shrove Tuesday by taking part in a relay of pancake races for pupils of all ages, and raised £189 for their charity, Sue Ryder.
The races saw children from the ages of 3 to 13 joining in the fun, which took place in the school's playground. As part of the day, boys and girls throughout Kingfishers Nursery and Pre-Prep learned about the importance of Shrove Tuesday in the Christian faith and, after discovering why many people try to give something up during Lent, Year 2 discussed what they might give up. Everyone agreed this sounded like it could be tricky, especially if they picked something they really liked, such as eating chocolate!
The Headmaster, Mr Jon Whybrow commented "It is great to see so many of our pupils taking part in this fun British tradition, whilst learning about and marking one of the key dates in the Christian calendar. Thanks to everyone who brought in their frying pan on Tuesday - we all had a flippin' good time!"