PRECISION skills were on show at a Flintshire school’s pancake flipping contest.
Ahead of Shrove Tuesday today, Pupils at Flint High School proved their ability to cook under pressure, as they competed to see who could make the most pancakes in 15 minutes.
The food technology pupils also had to ensure the tasty treats were of a good quality if they were to count.
The year 7 pupils had to work in teams to mix their own batter, cook and flip the pancakes.
Twelve-year-old Tiffany Lewis proved to be a natural when it came to pancake flipping.
She said: “The first time I tried this it didn’t go very well but after practising today I think I’ve got the hang of it now. It’s been great fun and I’ve learned a lot.”
Students were required to use skills learnt in class, such as measuring the ingredients correctly and controlling the heat on the hob.
Russell Davies, design and technology curriculum coordinator, said: “The students have really enjoyed making the pancakes and it has been a great exercise in linking aspects of the curriculum to a practical and fun activity.
“They have been put under a bit of pressure with the competition but they’ve shown excellent team coordination and we’ve seen some impressive results.”
Pupils, who were also dressed in red to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, used Fairtrade ingredients for the pancakes.