The Ark held their pancake party at St Johns, Itchen Abbas on Tuesday 5thMarch. Over 30 children attended from the local area and were entertained with a variety of craft activities organised by James and Verity Greig such as making felt pancakes and paper frying pans. Many of the craft pancakes were highly decorated and looked fabulous.
This was followed by numerous games including an attempt of the world record for the number of pancakes you can flip in one minute! Unfortunately we came up short so will have to try again next year.
After this fun the children (and adults) tucked into an abundance of pancakes and toppings made by Lavinia, Katherine, Julia, Sally and myself, followed by scoops of wonderful Judes Icecream.
Julia Wright then gave a talk to the children on the significance of lent and why we have a pancake day. It was great to see the church so alive and full of fun with happy children and I wish to express my thanks to all who helped make this possible. We really hope to do more of these events in the future. Tim Clapp
Thanks so much to you all for organising such a brilliant event for the children of the Parish. Just amazing.
Revd Alex Pease