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Math Department Celebrates Pi Day

In March, the Maths Department celebrated international ‘Pi Day’ for the first time, with a variety of activities.

This day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “ð”) is the symbol used in Mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

‘Pi Day’ was a running theme in students’ Maths lessons during the day, with a mini competition to ‘Guess as many digits of Pi’, ‘Pi Dingbats’ and a ‘Pi cake baking competition’ for Year 8 students which was judged by the Maths Department.

The day was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone. Congratulations to the following students who were judged as worthy winners for creating some wonderful cakes:

Katie, Charlotte, Benji, Ellie, Zoe, Alice and Mrs Chalke!

The ‘Guess as many digits of Pi’ was won by the incredible Ellie who managed to correctly recite an astonishing 72 digits of Pi.

Second place winner was Zoe with an equally remarkable 46 digits and Jack  with an impressive 32 digits!

Well done to all who tried!