World record pi bid made by Manningtree High School
- Credit: Gregg Brown
Maths rather than food technology came to the fore as Manningtree High School pupils made a world record attempt to create pi.
The students set themselves the challenge to mark Pi Day on Monday March 14 – a date which can be written as 3.14, the first three digits of the mathematical constant.
Gathering in the sports hall, each youngster held a number and arranged themselves in an official bid to make the longest human representation of pi digits.
The record stood at 250, but the school went for 314 to keep with the pi theme.
Dan Gartlan, maths teacher, said: “We wanted to do something a little unusual and memorable. This was a historic day for the school, as we’ve never had anything like this happen in the past.
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“Students from years seven to nine with the best effort were selected and the Rotary Club of Manningtree Stour Valley kindly volunteered nine people to help steward and oversee the event.
“Hopefully, when all the evidence is submitted and verified, Guinness World Records will confirm that we have been successful.
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“Not many people can say they’re a world record holder, but it’s something many of our students will now be able to boast.”