We were delighted to have Rachel Riley join us for our Pi Day Maths Festival here at SHSG on March 14th. We had over 100 students competing from 10 schools across Southend and in all keystages!
The pie baking competition was very popular with such a high standard of entries that Rachel found it so hard to have choose a winner. Well done all entrants. The reciting the digits of Pi competition takes so much work from the competitors and everyone was astounded by the number of digits that students have been able to memorise.
We also had an excellent field of Piems which are poems written with the number of words in each line following the digits of Pi. So all in all a cross-curricular cross- keystage extravaganza with maths as the centre of course! Thank you to Drew Backhouse for making the fabulous trophies.
There were over 20 activities, workshops and competitions and I would like to thank the Pi Day volunteers - all 59 of them - for their exceptional hard work and flexibility in preparing for the event. These life skills in organising such an evening will be valuable in their future careers.