Our boys have dressed up, raced and enjoyed pancakes to mark the start of Lent.

Today started with an assembly to talk about the meaning of Shrove Tuesday; The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and doing penance. Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in many countries across the globe and today our boys at St John’s Beaumont certainly enjoyed the festivities.

In the morning, staff and our pupils competed in pancake races which were amazing spectacles as we witnessed Robots, Superheroes, Medics and ‘Dolls’ vying to finish first without dropping their pancake. Not an easy feat. Everybody worked up a hearty appetite to enjoy the tasty pancake treats on offer at lunch.

The dress-up themes were set by the headmaster using the following acronym;

Disaster (Lower Figures, Year 6) 
Interstellar (Lower Elements, Year 4) 
Super Heroes (Reception) 
Cuisine (Berchmans, Year 2) 
Emergency Room (Upper Elements, Year 5) 
Robots (Blandyke, Year 1) 
Nautical (Bellarmine, Year 3) 
Invincible (Upper Figures, Year 7) 
Nature (Nursery) 
Guys and Dolls (Rudiments, Year 8)

The effort that went into the costumes today was simply brilliant as you will see from the photos on display. We have all enjoyed seeing the bright and colourful ‘discerning’ costumes.


Flipping Fancy Dress Fun - Shrovetide 2020