**Pi Day Champions**

The Maths department at British International School, Phuket (BISP) recently held their annual Pi Day celebrations. Pi Day is held every March 14 (which is 3.14 when written in the American, day, month format).

This year BISP held a Key Stage 3 Pi memory competition, where all students were challenged to memorise as many digits of pi as they could. Students then had to stand in front of the rest of the year group and recite what they could remember.

Students saw some sensational performances, which surpassed anything in previous years. In Year 7, they witnessed Tiffany Yipp reciting 549 places of pi, which places her second on the national Singaporean leaderboard.

There were other excellent efforts from Soly Hyun (112 places) and Min Ha. In Year 8, both Alex and Bella came joint first with 143 places of pi. Bella subsequently got 241 places which qualifies as second on the national Philippines leaderboard.

In Year 9 there was a very close contest with Eddy, Malvika and Turquoise just behind the overall winner Bell – who memorised 75 places. This puts her joint 6th on the Thailand national leaderboard.

As well as seeing some sensational memory feats, Year 7 also enjoyed a Pi Day party – bringing in a selection of pi related food, and doing a Pi Day quiz. The house competitions were won by Blue house in Y7, Red house in Y8 and Yellow/Green in Y9.

Well done to everyone who took part – and to all the students who smashed last year’s records.

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note Pi day this year is 3.14.16, Pi is 3.141592… so 3.1416 is the most accurate Pi day this century

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