24 Feb

On Tuesday 21st, the annual pancake race took place at lunchtime, as well as all over England. Many students crowded to watch everybody and see the array of costumes.

Students selected to do the race came up with their costume themes with their form and this years’ were certainly unique. Costumes included pyjamas, teachers, 80s, police, pirates, Mario and Luigi and of course the crowd favourite, Rihanna and her backup dancers.

The race was thoroughly entertaining and nearly all of the students produced great costumes and entertainment for the afternoon. Both students and teachers had a great time.

The PE department organised the event very well and the GCSE PE students were also a big help in the event. After all the preparation and hard work from the students and teachers, it all paid off. It was a very enjoyable event and was a great start to the preparation of Easter and Lent.

The race helps us to remember the importance of Shrove Tuesday and remember why we celebrate it. Shrove Tuesday (or Pancake Day) is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent, a time when many people fast or give up something they love. This is a reminder for Christians of Jesus’ sacrifice and his withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.

Written by Sports Editor, Fearne Peach

Edited by Managing Editor; Elizabeth Hunter