Pancake Day across the Midlands

People will be celebrating pancake day across the Midlands at school, with races and in Nottingham there will be an attempt to make the world's biggest pancake pyramid.

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  1. Sameena Ali-Khan

Lights, Camera, Action! Pancake day at Wolverhampton primary school

The first thing my daughter said to me this morning was "can I have a pancake mum?" and given it's Shrove Tuesday, how could I refuse?

If we were late to school at least we would be full! We weren't late and I even managed to get to Perry Hall Primary in Wolverhampton on time to make even more pancakes with a group of children aged 8 to 11.

We had a great cooking lesson from Lynn who has worked at the school for 25 years. As with all shoots like this there are great moments that won't always make the final edit and this out-take is one of children being themselves.

Ellis is the star who will probably grow up to be an Oscar winning director but have a watch and enjoy the clip!


Chimpanzees at Dudley Zoo enjoy pancake day

Dudley Zoo's seven female chimps are also enjoying Shrove Tuesday as staff made them pancakes.

Keeper Stacey Ball said: "We usually give the chimps a well-balanced diet of fruit and vegetables, but they love the occasional sweet treat, just like humans.

We had quite a challenge trying to flip the pancakes over the high fence to the girls who were eagerly waiting in the paddock.

They reached up to catch them as they went flying over and really loved their treats."


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