SHOREHAM College stuck to tradition and had a flippin’ fun day on Shrove Tuesday.
Every year on Pancake Day, the school, in St Julian’s Lane, Shoreham, upholds its long-running tradition, the pancake scramble.
The inter-house competition was started in 1973 by the then headmaster, Cannon D.H Booth and it is possible he borrowed the idea from a similar tradition at Westminster School.
Teams of four pupils from year five are chosen to represent the four school houses and each team occupies a corner of a marked-out square on the school playing fields.
Deputy head George Harrison, who has been organising the event for nearly 20 years, tossed a large pancake, measuring around 30in in diameter, into the air.
As soon as it left the tray, the teams made a mad scramble to pick up pieces of the pancake and run back to their corners, where they deposited it in a bag.
Once all the pancake had been picked up, Mr Harrison did the weigh-in using a Newton spring balance meter.
The winning team from Rodney, Finlay Donovan, ten, Grace Rodger, nine, Ethan Amarylis, ten, and Seth Bristow, ten, aptwon £20 having collected 1,250g, the largest amount ever recorded at the annual scramble.
Nelson was second with 650g, Raleigh was third with 625g and Grenville collected 500g.