Flipper vicars and schoolchildren from Barkway and Sandon enjoy Pancake Day fun

Rev Ruth Pyke, Rev Richard Pyke and Rev Sonia Falaschi-Ray running in pancake race at Barkway School

Rev Ruth Pyke, Rev Richard Pyke and Rev Sonia Falaschi-Ray running in pancake race at Barkway School Pancake Bonanza. - Credit: Archant

There were fun pancake-themed activities going on in Barkway and Sandon this week to mark Shrove Tuesday.

Children from the Barkleys class in pancake race at Barkway School Pancake Bonanza

Children from the Barkleys class in pancake race at Barkway School Pancake Bonanza - Credit: Archant

Vicars in Barkway showed the village youngsters how its done when children, parents and staff from Barkway First School hosted a spectacular Pancake Bonanza

Working with the Barkway Community Group and clergy from the St Mary Magdalene Church, there was a series of races for all children from preschool to Year 4 and then for parents and the ecclesiastical group.

Races preceded refreshments, raffle and a bring and buy sale. Acting headteacher Mrs Sharon Brown said: “The event was huge fun from start to finish.

“It was great to see so many people involved and from different parts of the community.

Kids got the chance to show off their flipping skills in Sandon.

Kids got the chance to show off their flipping skills in Sandon. - Credit: Archant


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“I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the event so very worthwhile.”

To find out more, see barkway.herts.sch.uk.

Over in Sandon, a flippin’ good time was had by all at their village school as they also celebrated Pancake Day in style.

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Children and staff from across the whole school, in Rushden Road, joined the pancake races.

Sandon schoolchildren celebrating Pancake Day.

Sandon schoolchildren celebrating Pancake Day. - Credit: Archant

One of the class teachers singing the pupils’ praises was Mrs Bowden.

She said: “It was another fun event organised and run perfectly, with our older children, as always, helping the little ones.”

For more information on the school, see sandon.herts.sch.uk.

Sandon pupil Freya gets stuck in on Pancake Day.

Sandon pupil Freya gets stuck in on Pancake Day. - Credit: Archant

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