Shrove Tuesday

February 16, 2021 all-day
Mr. Buttery’s Challenge of the Week!

The challenge this week is to make a pancake!

Shrove Tuesday is a Christian festival celebrated in many countries across the globe. It falls on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent – a period of around six weeks leading up to Easter. During Lent, Christians give up luxuries to remember when Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and nights to fast and pray.

The exact date of Shrove Tuesday changes from year to year. However, one thing stays the same — it’s always 47 days before Easter Sunday. And yes, you guessed it, it’s always on a Tuesday!

The name comes from the old word ‘shriving’, which means to listen to someone’s sins and forgive them. In Anglo-Saxon England, Christians would go to church on Shrove Tuesday to confess their sins and clean their soul. In other words, they would be ‘shriven’.

Remember this is an optional challenge; if you do attempt it please send in your photographs to I will share some of your images in following week’s newsletter… Mr Buttery, Headteacher