Chilldren at Moldgreen Community Primary School went pancake crazy today in the best traditions of Shrove Tuesday.
It’s the one day in the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to throw food around the kitchen with glorious abandon.
People up and down the country have stocked up on chocolate spread, bananas, lemons and sugar for Pancake Day 2016.
For 24 hours amateur chefs will be whisking up eggy, milky, pancake-y treats for the friends and family.
Moldgreen head teacher Shirley Norris is anxious to preserve these traditions and reception teacher Mrs Yvonne Lucas, a dab hand in the kitchen by all accounts, showed more than 50 Reception children how to combine all the elements to make delicious pancakes.
Her colleague, Nursery Nurse, Anna Maria Butters said: “She is very good at these things.
“We normally do something connected with Shrove Tuesday, we don’t always make them but this year we decided we would make pancakes.
“Fifty-four children aged four to five years old from our two reception classes will be taking part, tasting and watching.
“They will be able to eat the pancakes afterwards.”
Shrove Tuesday is a day in the Christian calendar and comes from ‘shrive’, meaning absolution for sins by doing penance.
Pancake came much later as a way of using up rich foods, like eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting - Lent.