Loreto stu­dents get stuck into Pi Day

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‘PI DAY,’ was a hec­tic and fun event at Loreto re­cently, and a cel­e­bra­tion by the girls and their teach­ers of all things math­e­mat­i­cal.

The num­ber ‘Pi’ is ap­prox­i­mately 3.14 and Pi Day it­self falls on March 14 ev­ery year. That be­ing a Sun­day this year, Loreto held their oc­ca­sion the fol­low­ing Fri­day with the theme ‘ Maths is Beau­ti­ful.’

Mrs. Ashall’s 5th year group or­gan­ised the day, in ac­cor­dance with school tra­di­tion, which in­cluded quizzes, a ‘Pi’ bak­ing com­pe­ti­tion, posters, songs and more.

Each fun ac­tiv­ity was based around a maths theme and in­cluded a very pop­u­lar trea­sure hunt where each so­lu­tion was the an­swer to a maths prob­lem. The class­rooms in Loreto are num­bered so each an­swer led the teams to a class­room where they found a let­ter. The let­ters formed an anagram, the so­lu­tion to which was ‘Maths is Beau­ti­ful.’

Some of the en­tries to the bak­ing com­pe­ti­tion were ex­tremely in­ven­tive, with cakes in the shape of pro­trac­tors, ‘ I love maths,’ with the Loreto crest and other great ideas.

‘One of the big at­trac­tions was the Pi Fac­tor,’ said Mrs. Ashall, who ex­plained that the event, in­spired by TV’s ‘ X-Fac­tor,’ in­volved writ­ing songs about maths and per­form­ing them to a panel of ad­ju­di­ca­tors.

The fun was non-stop all day with in-class games and par­ties mak­ing it very spe­cial for the whole school.

Loreto stu­dents Me­gan Randles, Han­nah Darcy, Claire Gorm­ley and Roisin Doyle cel­e­brate Pi Day in their school.

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