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Easy as Pi

14th March, an ordinary day….ordinary? No!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (or 3/14 in the month/day date format) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “Π”) 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.

We at HCH celebrated as well. Maths lessons centred around Pi, we had chicken -Pi(e) and apple – Pi(e) for lunch and the big Pi day competition.

For a week students and staff alike trained hard and tried to memorise as many digits of Pi as possible. Throughout the morning students came up to Daniela or me and showed how much they had learnt and we were impressed. In the grand final we then had two students Viktor from Year 5 and Sabrina from Year 7 and two teachers, Carl and Guy. All four knew well over 50 digits. We need to congratulate Guy on his recital of 99 digits – the photo shows him in thinking mode, not in pain!

However, Sabrina beat him hands down with her 149 digits. Sabrina’s dedication and hard work impressed everyone and she certainly set the bar high for next year’s competition. Will her record be beaten or will it be the record for years to come?