Posted on 05 March 2019
Students from all over the campus came together this morning to enjoy a free pancake outside the Chapel to celebrate Shrove Tuesday and Chaplaincy at OC.
The community came together bright and early as the Hearts & Hands crew helped staff and parents at the BBQs to serve up pancakes to Junior, Middle and Senior school students.
The Anglo-Saxon tradition of Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday is part of the Easter celebration and is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which signals the commencement of Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – traditionally a time of fasting.
Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.
The custom of pancake making continues today with many English towns holding pancake races – where people race with a frying pan while tossing a pancake! While there were no relays being run at OC, there were many little faces racing through munching their pancakes on the way to class.
Thank you to everyone who helped on the BBQs, served our OC community and attended our pancake breakfast. The Hearts & Hands Crew wish you all a very happy beginning to your Easter celebrations.