EXCITED children at South Farnham School had a flipping good time as they competed in an annual pancake race to mark the start of lent.

Taking place last Friday, the last day before half term, the traditional event gave every child in the school the chance to take part in a series of relay races.

Children were arranged into teams for the competition and had to flip their pancake at least twice as they ran.

Classes competed against each other, desperately trying not to drop their pancake while attempting to win first place for their year group.

A highly anticipated teachers’ race involved staff from all year groups competing against each other to deafening cheers of support from their classes.

PE co-ordinator and event organiser Emily Webster, described how important it is for children to take part in fun and traditional events within school.

“As a school we love to be able to let the children have fun while taking part in something as exciting as a pancake race,” she said.

“This has been a huge success as it is every year. It is a key date in our school diary and an important British tradition that we all enjoy.”