The students celebrated ‘Shrove Tuesday’, selling pancakes at morning tea to staff and students.
This was the first function for the year and they all worked really hard to produce delicious pancakes.
The meaning is below:
Lent is the time of the Church Year when Christians prepare for Easter. They remember the 40 days that Jesus spent praying in the wilderness declining the temptations of the devil.
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent. In the past people would try to make good by confessing all their sins on this day. They hoped that their sins would be forgiven. Another word for forgiven is ‘Shriven’ and that is where the word Shrove came from. Pancakes are a traditional food on this day in many cultures.
Julie Peters, Head of Food Technology