Pancake Day races at Old Cleeve and Knights Templar Primary Schools

Pancake Day races at Old Cleeve and Knights Templar Primary Schools

CJ SPARKS, Malachi Smyth, Harley Williams and Jamie Male get ready to race.

NED Elwood and Ameila Witos from Little Vikings Nursery at Knights Templar.

LITTLE Vikings Harriet Bruford, Charlie Mossman and Poppy Taplin with their yummy creations.

OLIVIA Davis, Connor Pitman, Niamh Fewlas and Joseph Puttick from Knights Templar.

MOLLY Sutton, Thea Atkinson-Large and Matthew Piltcher get busy making their pancakes at Old Cleeve.

PETE Cole, Ruby Lobb, Libby Nunn and Liam Collings battle it out to win the pancake race at Old Cleeve.

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READY, set, toss!

This is The West Country:

ALANA Bulpin from Knights Templar tosses a pancake.

Pupils at Old Cleeve Primary School in Washford and Knights Templar in Watchet enjoyed making their own pancakes on Tuesday (March 4).

Not only did they have a go at making and cooking their own but they had fun taking part in pancake races.

Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday is a traditional feast day held by Christians before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter.

On Shrove Tuesday, Christians would use eggs and fats before the Lenten fast, making pancakes the ideal thing to cook to use up the foods all in one go before the abstinence beings.

ALL PHOTOS: Steve Guscott

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