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Shrove Tuesday!

Panc Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent).
Shrove Tuesday is the day when you eat all the fattening food in your house before the time of fasting. Which is when the devil tempted Jesus in the desert.
Shrove Tuesday is there to get rid of all the fattening foods and to start the fasting time before Easter day.
They used to put all the fattening foods in one mixture to make pancakes.

Lent is when you don't eat any fattening food for 40 days and 40 nights. When the fasting time is over it is Easter and you can eat all the fattening food you want. Lent is the time of fasting.

This is a list of ingredients you will need to make pancakes with

4 ozs butter
16fl ozs cream
3ozs plain flour
4 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
8 egg yolks, 6 egg whites
(size 3)


Melt the butter in 12 ozs of cream and add the orange juice, caster sugar and nutmeg. Beat the egg yolks and the egg whites together and stir the flour into the remaining cream until it is smooth. Put the flour mixure in a large bowl, sieve the eggs onto that and stir in the cream mixture when it has cooled a little. Whisk it thoroughly and leave it to stand for 30 minutes in the fridge. Put a knob of butter in the pan, let it heat thoroughly and stop sizzling. Pour a scant ladleful of batter in, swirling the batter round the pan so that the pancake is as thin as posible. Leave it to set, turn it with a spatula, cook for another 30 seconds and put it onto a warm plate. Sprinkle a little sugar and repeat the process. The pan shouldn't need to be rebuttered once the pancakes are being produced.


Easter is in the Spring season. It is at the same time as the Jewish festival of Passover.
The Friday before Easter is called Good Friday ( Hot cross bun day.) The time when Jesus was crucified.
Easter is always on a Sunday, but it is at different times in the month.
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
Easter is named after the goddess EASTRE.
Eastre's mode of transport is a hare . That is why we have the Easter Bunny.
The Eygptians used to die eggs blue. They said they were Mary's tears from when she was crying after Jesus went missing from his coffin in the tomb. That is why we have Easter eggs.


The Rushbearing is an old tradition of walking round the village carrying rushes. People used to walk around the village carrying rushes then they would go to church for a service. After the service they would lay the rushes on the floor because there were leaks. But we do it differently now.

Rushbearing We parade round the village caring rushes decorated with flowers. We walk round in our school classes. In between each class three people will be carrying special shaped rushes. People who don't go to school are at the back.

After the parade we go to church for the service. The vicar always talks about the world and why we have Rushbearing. On the way in you hand in your rushes to decorate the church with. On the way out we also get given ginger bread. Then we go and get a free lunch which contains a sausage roll, an apple, a packet of crisps, a pink or orange drink and a chocolate biscuit. We then have time to eat and drink our lunch and get changed for sports.

We then go down to Ambleside CofE Primary School playing fields and have races. The winner gets a toy or a voucher. At the end of the races there is one big race which goes up Loughrigg, it is called the Fell Race.

Ambleside is one of the only three places in the world which has a rushbearing. It has been going for years and will go on for many more years.

The picture is of me, Danika Bell, and my friend Thea Walton taking part in the Ambleside Rushbearing. It was taken a few years ago now.

by Danika Bell, Year 7

Danika created this page during her IT lessons. She researched the material in the school library and with help from the Rev. Robert Fisher. The theme for the page arose from the Lakes School link with schools in Sweden and Finland, a project which has received support from the Comenius project.
Danika learned to use a word processor, a scanner and a painting program (to produce the background herself) in the course of creating this page.

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