Posted on 12th March 2019
We’re in Lent now, and the weather seems to be contributing to the feelings of endurance. The children have all talked about self discipline, and some have committed to certain challenges during the next few weeks. A couple of children in Class 2 were telling me about their determination to give up chocolate, because of their concern about habitat loss. Another child is going to focus on turning the lights off when they’re not needed. And another is eating less meat. Of course nowadays these are self-imposed restrictions, rather than those imposed by the lack of fresh produce in the last weeks of winter. Shrove Tuesday reminds us of a time before the international movement of fresh produce, when eggs were rare in February and early March, and people were eeking out their winter supplies. So it’s a good time to think about where we get our food from, and how it is produced.
It’s also a good time just to enjoy pancakes; both eating them and running with them! Here are photos of our whole school pancake relay race, and of our oldest children at Emma’s Dell, where they were invited to watch the chef cooking crepes, and then to sample them… Thank you so much Emma’s Dell! And thank you to everyone in the school community who came along to the pancake race. It was lovely.