Hundreds of boys and girls enjoyed a flipping marvellous time on Pancake Day at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs.

The Shrove Tuesday pancake races were a recipe for fun and laughter as children from across the year groups took part in a series of events.

The break time event was organised by Deputy Head of School Dave Walker. He said: “There were pancake relay races across the school. Pupils had to travel through obstacles before flipping – and catching – their pancake. They soon found out it was not such an easy task.”

Earlier Head of School Darci Arthur led a school assembly on the school core value of ‘resilience’ that showed children how to persevere when making the perfect pancake. Assistant Head of School Jamie Jackson was the celebrity chef for the occasion who demonstrated how to create the perfect pancake.

Miss Arthur said: “It was lovely to see our children having a fun time and really getting stuck in and enjoying Pancake Day. Alongside the fun, they are also learning about the religious significance of Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and the period of Lent in the run-up to Easter.”

Upton Junior School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Chilton Primary School, Ramsgate, and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.