Pancake power to the pupils!

Children from Clifton Lodge Nursery, St. Annes, taking part in pancake races.  L-R Olivia Good, Holly Haynes and Abigail Blizzard.

Children from Clifton Lodge Nursery, St. Annes, taking part in pancake races. L-R Olivia Good, Holly Haynes and Abigail Blizzard.

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THESE young chefs have been cooking up a storm ready for Shrove Tuesday.

The youngsters thought pancake making was flipping great, as they whipped up mixtures to serve up a sizzling dish to friends and family.

Children from Clifton Lodge Nursery, St. Annes, making pancakes. Edward Martin-Deans and Isaac Cuddihy mixing things up.

Children from Clifton Lodge Nursery, St. Annes, making pancakes. Edward Martin-Deans and Isaac Cuddihy mixing things up.

Staff at Clifton Lodge Nursery have been competing to find the best recipe, guiding children aged between two and five in making the mixture ready to serve up pancakes to parents today.

Nursery manager Amie Nicolson said: “It was a big mess but lots of hands on learning for the children.

“They were cracking the eggs and pouring the flour, we talked about the consistency of ingredients with them, showing them there’s more to it than just making a mess.”

Edward Martin-Deans, three, said: “My favourite bit was sticking my hands in the flour and turning it over, it became gooey. The pancakes were delicious.”

Nursery staff created a storybook to guide children through the cooking process, having each sought out recipes for some friendly competition while cooking.

The children also enjoyed pancake races in their outdoor area, off Clifton Drive South, St Annes, and practised flipping the pancakes as high as possible – using leather replicas so as not to waste the food.

Three-year-old Freya Ann Wright said: “I liked it when we flipped the pancakes, mine dropped but we practised.”

Isaac Cuddihy, also three, added: “I liked flipping the pancakes high into the sky.”

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