Pancake Day

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This week’s assembly looks at the history behind Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, and lends itself to giving thanks for the food we eat, and appreciating how lucky we are to enjoy such a wide range of foods.

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By Mel Campbellteacher and writer

In this assembly…

Key ideas

To talk about the origins of Pancake Day and enjoy a folktale from Germany about pancakes, but also to consider how fortunate we are to be able to enjoy such a wide variety of foods and never go hungry.

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  1. Paula @scholastic
    on 21 February 2010

    Here's the story

    Hello Penybont

    Here’s the link

    Apologies for the error.

    The Child Ed PLUS Team

  2. Penybont
    on 21 February 2010

    The Runaway Pancake

    Page with story could not be found! A shame as it would have been a good addition to the assembly.