Loreto students get stuck into Pi Day
‘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.