Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday
Mr Gerrard in assembly, explained how Shrove Tuesday is a Christian festival to mark the start of Lent. Lent is a period of about six weeks when Christians are meant to practise abstinence – by giving up luxuries or uneccessary things. Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is associated with pancakes being eaten. This was the last chance to eat rich foods before Lent, and an opportunity to use up all of the luxury foods such as fat, butter and eggs – which pancakes are made of.
Mr Gerrard then explained the meaning of Ash Wednesday.
To end the assembly we had children tossing pancakes and some pancake races. Please click on the slide show to view.