Flapjack attack: Pupils gorge for a cause on Pancake day

LET THEM EAT CAKES: Eyeing off some tasty morsels at Tamworth Public School’s Pancake Day yesterday are Alex Anderson, Bonnie McIntyre, Iris Cornwell, Ella Smith and Jakob Wilkinson. 170215BSB05THE Tamworth Public School quadrangle was alive with the sound of hungry hordes munching through pancakes yesterday.
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But behind the jam and maple syrup-smeared treats was an important life and spiritual lesson for kids.

The school’s annual Pancake Day, which falls on Shrove Tuesday, raises valuable funds for drought-hit communities near Walgett and local children in need.

It also encourages children to think outside their own experience.

“It’s a wonderful life lesson,” Tamworth Public School principal LeePreston said.

“They get to eat lovely pancakes and know that they’re donating money to help others. It reminds them there are people around doing it tough, who need help.” Pupils devoured more than 1200 pancakes on the day, which marks the final feast before today’s lent period begins.

Jim Furze from Tamworth City Uniting Church and his band of scripture teachers again helped organise the day.

“It raises awareness that Easter is coming and what it’s about,” Mr Furze said.

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