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Barking college celebrates Pancake Day

PUBLISHED: 14:26 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 01 March 2017

Student Lucy Eaton, age 18 from Dagenham during the Technical Skills Academy Pancake Day race.

Student Lucy Eaton, age 18 from Dagenham during the Technical Skills Academy Pancake Day race.

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Frying-pan-wielding competitors had a flipping good time yesterday during a college’s Pancake Day races.

Winners Hilary Moore, Head of the Technical Skills Academy and students Samirah Mouradi, 17, from Dagenham  - the fastest female, Alexandrou Bogdan, 18, from Barking - the  fastest male and Ali Ferad, 18 from Romford - the best male flipper.Winners Hilary Moore, Head of the Technical Skills Academy and students Samirah Mouradi, 17, from Dagenham - the fastest female, Alexandrou Bogdan, 18, from Barking - the fastest male and Ali Ferad, 18 from Romford - the best male flipper.

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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