Students ate their way through more than 700 pancakes and raised $400.80 through a Shrove Tuesday fundraising event at Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School on Tuesday.
The money was raised by the school's Minnie Vinnies group with the proceeds going to Project Compassion run by international charity Caritas.
This year Caritas will put the money towards providing clean drinking water for villages in Zimbabwe that only have access to polluted or dirty river water.
Minnie Vinnies coordinator Kate Wright said the group was like a junior version of St Vincent de Paul and had about 50 members at the school who raise money for charity.
"Students in Minnie Vinnies donated pancakes or pancake mixes, or their parents came in and helped cook them on the day and they were sold at lunchtime for 50 cents," Mrs Wright said.
She described Shrove Tuesday as the "feast before the fast" and said traditionally it was a day when people cleared out their pantry the day before Ash Wednesday, which signalled the start of fasting for Lent.
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