SUNRISE Christian School marked the start of Lent with Shrove Tuesday this week.
As per tradition, pancakes were on the menu and students enjoyed making and eating them with their peers.
Student support officer Tessa Nel said it had become a regular thing to make pancakes for the students to mark the day.
"We couldn't miss it," she said. "The kids love it too much.
"We try to do something every year and always talk about the meaning behind it in class."
Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent begins and is celebrated with a feast before foods such as meat, eggs and dairy are given up for the 40 days leading up to Easter.
The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and doing penance.
Pancakes are made because the recipe uses up all the eggs and fat in the house.