‘ Pi’ Day is food for thought


THE an­nual ‘Pi Day' at Loreto re­cently was as en­joy­able an event as ever, with the Fifth Year stu­dents or­gan­is­ing the events of the day and dis­play­ing their love of math­e­mat­ics.

Events in­cluded a ‘Pi' bak­ing competition which proved to be the high­light of the day. There were some amaz­ingly in­ven­tive de­signs baked to rep­re­sent the geo­met­ric ra­dius of a cir­cle and its cir­cum­fer­ence.

The num­ber ‘Pi' is around 3.14, and for that rea­son Pi Day is held ev­ery year on March 14, with a cel­e­bra­tion by the girls and their teach­ers of all things math­e­mat­i­cal. There were also quizzes, posters, songs and more, all thanks to the ded­i­ca­tion of the Fifth Year girls. Each ac­tiv­ity was based around a maths theme, with the school as a whole flex­ing their in­tel­lec­tual mus­cles all day with sums, the­o­rems and more pre­sented in a fun way.

The or­gan­is­ers with some of the pi-re­lated pies made for the competition.

Amy Robin­son, Aoife Mol­loy and Kate Brooke with the cake 'Ms Ashalls Cas­tle' made by the hockey team.

Holly Robin­son with her win­ning cake 'Pi-Ro­ma­niac'.

Mt Pi-es­vius made by sis­ters Orla (not pic­tured), Ais­ling and Ciara Moore.

Is­abelle Veale with her Pi-Pod and Clara Roy.

Chloe Wal­ton, Clara O'Brien and Pi-rate Ellen Ryan and (in­set be­low left) An­drea Mooney test­ing the the­ory.

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