Children cook up pancake pub lunch

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Budding chefs cooked up a flipping good lunch to mark Shrove Tuesday.

Pupils from John Cross CE Primary School were treated to a pancake extravaganza after an invitation to The Roebuck Inn, Bilsborrow from Pub manager Emma Peoples.

And the children enjoyed a cooking lesson with chef Trevor to make up a batch of the traditional treats.

Emma said, ‘I wanted to bring the community and school together and this was a brilliant way of the school and us joining forces.’

Pupil Thomas Arman said, ‘I’ve had a great time and wish we could go the pub every week.’

After enjoying their pancakes the children made hats and formed a Mardi Gras procession back to school.

Headteacher Mrs Kath Middlemiss thanked the staff from the pub off the A6 for helping organise the trip and added how much the the children enjoyed the day.

Meanwhile other local schools hosted a series of events including Fairtrade cake making, a look at the banana industry and the impact of buying Fairtrade products as part of Fairtrade fortnight.

At Garstang Community Academy pupils have been taking part in a special project to research products and the origins of the communities they are produced in.

In a celebration event, the children were challenged to create something from their chosen products and bring these into school to share, along with a presentation based on their research.

A school spokesperson said: “We were delighted with the variety of creative approaches demonstrated by the children and tasted some delicious treats as well!”