THE mix at Tamworth Public School was just right for their annual Pancake Day yesterday.
While Pancake Day is traditionally held on Shrove Tuesday, this year the Combined Churches of Tamworth, which conducts Tamworth Public’s scripture lessons, pushed the much-loved event back to give students more time to settle in.
“Hosting Pancake Day last week would have been a little too soon,” organiser Reverend Jim Furze said.
“The school had record enrolments this year and we wanted to help out by giving the kids a little bit longer to settle into routine.”
Reverend Furze said about 1200 pancakes were flipped over barbecues by about 15 volunteer scripture teachers.
“We had our work cut out for us,” he said.
“But Pancake Day is always an event we enjoy, and the students do too.”
Money raised from Pancake Day – this year more than $970 – will be used in a number of different ways.
“This year some of the funds will go toward the Coonabarabran Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal, to local people in need and another portion is always made available to the school to help students who might need assistance to go on excursions or participate in other activities,” Reverend Furze said.
This year was the 14th Reverend Furze has co-ordinated at the school.
“We definitely got the mix right this year,” he said.
“Usually you can tell how successful the day has been by the number of pancakes on the ground afterwards, and this year there were hardly any.”