Shrove Tuesday

18 February 2015 | General Interest

Selling Pancakes
Luke Gleeson and Austin Deppeler serving pancakes

On February 17, Thomas Carr College celebrated Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as ‘Pancake Day’. Each year we celebrate this special day on the first Tuesday before Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of the season of Lent.

Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages and traditionally, was seen to be a day of repentance (to show remorse or sorrow for one’s sins). It is the last day of feasting before fasting during the Lenten Season. To avoid wasting food, families would feast on Shrove Tuesday, making sure they used foods such as milk, fats and eggs, making pancakes a perfect meal.

We celebrated as a College by selling pancakes and hot drinks at recess. In previous years, this tradition has been extremely popular with our students. All proceeds were donated to Project Compassion Lenten Appeal, a Catholic agency, dedicated to helping some of the poorest people in the world to receive the basic necessities of life.

Cooking Pancakes
 Nicholas Zammit and Ivy Lou

This year’s theme for Project Compassion is “Food for Life”, aiming to raise both awareness and funds to help poverty-stricken people gain access to sustainable and secure food sources. Volunteers from our College Vinnie’s Conference worked hard in the Food-Tech rooms to cook the scrumptious pancakes. Without their devotion and enthusiasm, this day would not have been possible. The line of hungry students reached magnificent lengths! The pancakes, as well as hot drinks, were a real hit! The day was an incredible success raising a total of $321 for Project Compassion.

Thank you to the students who bought pancakes and helped us achieve our amazing total! A special thank you to our College Vinnie’s Conference for being willing, prepared and so organised on the day. Thank you also to Ms. Berardinelli, Director of Catholic Identity and Ms. Dagmang, Social Justice Coordinator, for organising the stall and ensuring that it ran swiftly. Congratulations to everyone on raising the funds for Project Compassion. Because of you, somebody’s world is now a little bit better.

Written by Emily Bradley, 10 White

Luke Gleeson