Student excels at Pi Day celebrations

15th March 2017

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world.  Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point and Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorise. One John Whitgift student, Niamh Clarke, has managed to memorise it to 50 decimal places! A very impressive feat!


Watch Niamh recite Pi to 50 decimnal places here: