PICTURES: A flipping good time for all

Children from Layton Primary School learn to make pancakes.  Pictured is Thaysezian Rainey and Maycee Atkinson.
Children from Layton Primary School learn to make pancakes. Pictured is Thaysezian Rainey and Maycee Atkinson.
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Pupils at Layton Primary School had a good time making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday yesterday.

The youngsters spent an hour making the traditional treat ahead of Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of lent.

Pupils at the school, which recently attracted praise from the government for its work in helping them come on leaps and bounds, downed their pencils and picked up their frying pans from 1.30 to 2.30pm.

Year 1 teacher Rachel England said: “We had a wonderful day. As well as learning, it’s all about British values.”

The original aim of Shrove Tuesday was to use up rich, luxury foods like eggs and milk before the 40-day fasting season begins. It’s now more commonly known as Pancake Day, with toppings becoming more and more outlandish.