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Celebrating Pi Day... to 101 Digits

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25 March 2021

Celebrating Pi Day... to 101 Digits

Celebrating Pi Day... to 101 Digits

14 March is the international celebration of Pi, also known as Pi Day (as in 3.14 – get it?!). This year the date fell on a Sunday, so the College celebrated Pi Day the Friday. We wanted the day to be both fun and educational but also aimed to build on previous year’s celebration of Pi.

We kept the previous activity, the aim of it being to recite as many digits of Pi as you can remember, and also introduced a Rubik’s cube competition to solve a 3x3 or 4x4 cube as fast as possible as well as an online riddle/problem solving quiz. Everyone who participated in these activities walked away with a prize. We thought adding these other activities would be able to get a wider scope of students across Middle and Senior schools to become involved and to have fun while doing so. This competition was a great opportunity for us to collaborate with other students and engage is some fun STEM- based activities which was well received. 

These competitions were successful with many students from every year level participating and celebrating the day. The winner of the Pi competition was Lucas Nunn (Year 9) who correctly wrote 101 digits of Pi. Second and third places went to Emily Lau (Year 8) and Saxon Gibbs (Year 12) who correctly identified 95 and 60 decimal places respectively. All were very impressive efforts but the school record of 420 digits, set by Will Castine-Price (2020), remains safe for another year. 

The inaugural year of the Rubik’s cube competition was a great success. Third place was won by Harry Tozer (Year 7), who solved the cube in 47 seconds and second place was Ajah Fairlamb (Year 12), who solved the cube in 42 seconds. Lucas Chung (Year 7) won the competition with an extremely impressive time of 18 seconds and sets a record that will be very hard to beat.

We would like to thank Ms Davey, Mrs Kumar and Mrs McGrath for helping us organise the competition and we look forward to organising future STEM events at Scotch College. 

Zoe Nunn, Rhys Davies and Daniel Wiersma
2021 STEM Ambassadors