Year 1 pupils at Our Lady of the Rosary Primary couldn’t hide their egg-citement as they attempted to flip pancakes this morning.
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They were making and sharing pancakes to mark Shrove Tuesday, also called Pancake Tuesday.
‘‘They actually made their pancakes from scratch and used it as part of a literacy block in writing a procedure, this one being how to make pancakes,’’ principal Eva La Rocca said.
For Christians, Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent — a time when people traditionally fasted and avoided food containing eggs and dairy products.
So come Shrove Tuesday they ate up all these foods, rather than let them go to waste.
Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday because they use up perishable foodstuffs, such as eggs, fats and milk.
‘‘In France it is Mardi Gras, literally Fat Tuesday,’’ Ms La Rocca said.
‘‘In Italian it would translate to Martedi Grasso.’’
Asked if the year 1 pupils understood the story behind Shrove Tuesday, she said: ‘‘The older ones [pupils] would understand, but the younger ones [year 1] know they get to eat pancakes.’’
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