Shrove Tuesday

Lent is the period of 40 days leading up to Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar.

Lent is a time of giving things up. For Christians, it is one way of remembering the time Jesus’ fasted in the desert and is a test of self-discipline.

There are many foods that some Christians do not eat in Lent, such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milky foods. Some Christians give up something they really enjoy such as cakes or chocolate.

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts. It is also known as Pancake Day.

Making pancakes the day before Lent started was a good way to use up food that would not be used over the next 40 days.

At Salesian College it is also a time for a little healthy House Competition and a great way to raise money for Project Compassion. This year money raised in Term One will be provided to Caritas who will forward the donation to Turkey and Syria for those impacted by the tragic earthquake earlier this year.

An impressive total of $1,716.25 was raised. Congratulations to Collinson for being the highest fundraising house. Special thanks to the Heads of House and the House leaders for putting on a great event and contributing to our community spirit.

Nadia Knight
Assistant Principal –Mission and Staff Culture