Cheltenham College Preparatory School put their pancake flipping skills to the test as pupils together with staff joined in their annual Pancake Race this Shrove Tuesday. Children in Years 3-8 took a lap of the school playground, whilst carrying their frying pan and pancake, pausing twice to demonstrate their flipping prowess before charging to the finish line.
Head of Boarding at Cheltenham Prep, Mr Robert Wells, said: “Everyone had their best frying pans at the ready. It’s always a hot competition for both the children and staff, and this year has been no different!”
The races were strongly contested, with small groups of boys and girls competing against others in their year group. Not all the pancakes survived the games, but fortunately the kitchen staff were prepared with fresh pancakes for everyone, as well as a variety of toppings, at lunchtime.
A full cohort of over 400 staff and pupils spectated at this popular event, which has a long standing tradition of being run through the grounds of the school, alongside countless other Christian festivals which Cheltenham Prep celebrate in the shared College Chapel on Bath Road.