Today we celebrated Shrove Tuesday and added to our discussion yesterday about identifying the true meaning as to why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday with eating Pancakes. Students discussed many reasons for this such as the importance of sharing with others in need and caring for others.
The long build up to Easter is called Lent. The day before Lent begins is called Shrove Tuesday. ‘Shrove’ means being forgiven for wrong-doings. Another name for Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day. Long ago this was a day for feasting and having a good time. People went to church to confess the bad things they had done and would be forgiven before the start of Lent. As rich foods such as eggs were forbidden during Lent, one way of using them up would be to make pancakes.
Students then had the chance to decorate and indulge in their own pancakes, spreading either butter, strawberry jam or maple syrup on their pancake.
Have a look at their cookery skills below! 🙂