Gorleston church school gives out pancake packs
Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy in Gorleston gave its pupils to a half term treat with at least 80 families receiving a ‘Pancake Pack’ for Shrove Tuesday.
Also delivering a Shrove Tuesday message, the Revd Matthew Price from St. Mary Magdalene Church in Gorleston provided activity sheets to go in each pancake pack and the vicar recorded a special family session on the church YouTube and Facebook channels. The packs contained all of the ingredients needed to make pancakes at home with the children.
Headteacher, Mr Ryan Freeman, said: “We are putting together Peterhouse ‘pancake packs’ for families. The children have missed out on enough this year, and therefore, we have decided to put together free pancake packs that parents can collect. This year, Shrove Tuesday falls in half term and its noted that some families might struggle to buy extra ingredients or get out to the shops.”
Matthew said: “In the past years we’ve hosted a community Pancake party at St Mary Magdalene church. Because of the pandemic we’re unable to do that this year, but we’re delighted to working in partnership with our friends at Peterhouse to mark Shrove Tuesday. It marks the beginning of the preparation for Easter in the Christian calendar and with all that has happened in the last year, we hope it will be the beginning of our community’s celebration of the hope that is on offer in the death and resurrection of Jesus.
“We’re also encouraging families to use the period of Lent as a time to focus on self-care on this really challenging season. We’ll be sending out with the packs a sheet giving 40 ideas of fun self-care activities to boost their positivity as a family, each contained within a heart. Each time one is completed they can colour in the heart and mark the 40 days of lent in this way.”
Peterhouse Academy is part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust.
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This story first appeared on the Diocese of Norwich website, and has also been published on Network Yarmouth.
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