Barking college celebrates Pancake Day
PUBLISHED: 14:26 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 01 March 2017
Frying-pan-wielding competitors had a flipping good time yesterday during a college’s Pancake Day races.
Staff and students from Barking and Dagenham College’s Technical Skills Academy flipped and swerved around a circuit set up outside the college entrance in Short Blue Place.
Academy head Hilary Moore, said: “An intense competition for the winners’ medals ensued and there was much laughter. I am very proud to have been top female pancake flipper.”
The idea of English teacher John Peacock, the college staged the games to introduce one of the country’s more bizarre rituals to students unfamiliar with the annual pancake toss.
Hilary added: “We once again brought together our diverse student community - many with no knowledge of this tradition - in a fun activity.”
The money raised will go to the Salvation Army food bank.
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