Annual Village Pancake Races Bring Schools Together

Somercotes Academy students take part in Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races at their old Primary School. Back row: Jessica Pickard, George Seamons, Thea Smith, Maisie Campbell, Emily Chapman, Caitlin Chambers, Sophie Waumsley, Larna Pennell, Joseph Plowright, Daisy Horner, Gracie Smith and Charlotte Atwell. Front Row: Harry Carr, Lewis Russell, Jack Turner, Kai Coulling, Jack Pawson and Amaan Nasir.

Somercotes Academy Year 7 students, who attended North Somercotes Primary School last year, were invited back to their old school to take part in the annual Pancake Races held on Shrove Tuesday.

The students thoroughly enjoyed being able to see their former teachers and take part in races alongside their old friends and siblings who still attend the Primary School.

Frances Green, Principal of Somercotes Academy, said: "It was a fantastic opportunity for the younger primary pupils and their parents, to see the older Year 7 students as role models, as they begin to prepare for their own transition up to Secondary School next year.

"The annual community event brought the two village schools together to share in the celebrations. The students who attended reflected on their visit and are writing thank you letters to the Primary School and newspaper articles about the races."

Running for the line are Joseph Plowright & Amaan Nasir.

Flipping like crazy are Harry Carr, George Seamons & Sophie Waumsley.

George Seamons & Sophie Waumsley enjoy taking part in the pancake races.

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Somercotes Academy Principal

Frances Green

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson