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Great Hallingbury: Howe Green House School pupils show off their pancake tossing skills for Shrove Tuesday



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Pupils at Howe Green House School in Great Hallingbury celebrated Shrove Tuesday (March 1) with closely contested pancake relay races.

Despite rain, children in Years 5 and 6 showed off their skills on the independent day school's tennis courts.

Spokeswoman Kay Adye said: "There were thrills, a few spills and a 'flipping' good time was had by all!"

Pancake races at Howe Green House (55209368)
Pancake races at Howe Green House (55209368)

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent – for Christians. It is traditional to cook and eat pancakes to use up fat, flour, milk and eggs for a final sweet treat before 40 days of abstinence in the run-up to Easter.

Pancake races at Howe Green House (55209366)
Pancake races at Howe Green House (55209366)
Pancake races at Howe Green House (55209364)
Pancake races at Howe Green House (55209364)


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