The annual inter-house pancake racing event took place on Tuesday, with pupils from Pre-Prep to Seniors participating in a morning of fun and energetic competition. The event, which has become a tradition at the school, involved the pupils taking on an obstacle course, complete with trampolines and a brief stint on a bike, all while holding a pancake in their frying pan.
The event began with the students being divided into their respective houses, and each team was given a pan and a pancake to race with. The rules were simple: each student had to complete the obstacle course, and the first team to cross the finish line with their pancake still in their pan would be declared the winner.
The course was designed to test the students’ agility, balance, and hand-eye coordination. It included a series of hurdles and jumps and a section where the students had to jump while keeping their pancakes off the ground. The final challenge was a brief stint on a tricycle, where the students had to cycle a short distance without dropping their pancake.
The event was a great success, with students cheering on their teammates and displaying excellent sportsmanship throughout the morning. The pre-prep students were particularly enthusiastic, getting over the hurdles and through the trampoline section with great determination.
The event was not only a fun and exciting day for the students, but it also helped to foster a sense of teamwork whilst learning about the history behind Shrove Tuesday and why we eat pancakes the day before Lent starts.