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AROUND 400 children and parents at two Sandy schools celebrated Pancake Day in style on Tuesday with races and prizes. For pupils at Maple Tree Lower School in Hawk Drive, it was the first year they had got their frying pans out to toss pancakes. All the

AROUND 400 children and parents at two Sandy schools celebrated Pancake Day in style on Tuesday with races and prizes.

For pupils at Maple Tree Lower School in Hawk Drive, it was the first year they had got their frying pans out to toss pancakes.

All the races, including those undertaken by intrepid parents, were sponsored by the local Budgens store. It provided sweets for every pupil and Easter eggs for the winners that were presented by the store's Maggie Rawlings and was organised by local councillor Ken Lynch.

"It was brilliant and the children and parents had a fantastic time," said Maple Tree headteacher Pauline Duncan.

"We are very grateful to Budgens for supporting the event and to Mr Lynch for organising the support from Budgens. Everyone had a great afternoon, although quite a few of the pancakes ended up on the ground.

"Every child in the school took part and parents enjoyed getting involved. We would definitely do it again."

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At St Swithun's School in Ivel Road, it was a similar story with every pupil and many parents taking part in the races.

"The weather was great and the kids really enjoyed themselves, especially those who won races who were presented with certificates," said a school spokesman.

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