Witchford Village College Annual Pi Recital Day

14th March is Pi Day, since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of Pi.

At Witchford Village College the Maths Department hold an annual Pi reciting contest to mark the day. All entrants receive a Pi cookie and those reciting Pi to at least 20 decimal place gain a much sought after Pi badge.

Our reigning champion George Henderson was on a work experience placement last year and so had been unable to defend his 2017 title of 264 digits, which remained unbroken. George was determined to return this year and break his own record.

We were astounded to witness George recite Pi to an incredible 1,110 decimal places. He will be sending a statement of his achievement to The Guinness World Records as we understand that this currently puts him 137th in the world.

Other notable performances were from Millie Sutcliffe and Phoebe White who both recited to 160 decimal places. The field will be wide open to new contenders next year as this is George’s final year at WVC. There were several newcomers who put in respectable performance and we are anticipating another good contest next year.

Press release from Witchford Village College

What are the 1,110 Digits of Pi and can you remember them?

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105 
82097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798 
21480865132823066470938446095505822317253594081284 
81117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964 
42881097566593344612847564823378678316527120190914 
56485669234603486104543266482133936072602491412737 
24587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367 
89259036001133053054882046652138414695194151160943 
30572703657595919530921861173819326117931051185480 
74462379962749567351885752724891227938183011949129 
83367336244065664308602139494639522473719070217986 
09437027705392171762931767523846748184676694051320 
00568127145263560827785771342757789609173637178721 
46844090122495343014654958537105079227968925892354 
20199561121290219608640344181598136297747713099605 
18707211349999998372978049951059731732816096318595 
02445945534690830264252230825334468503526193118817 
10100031378387528865875332083814206171776691473035 
98253490428755468731159562863882353787593751957781 
85778053217122680661300192787661119590921642019893 
80952572010654858632788659361533818279682303019520 
35301852968995773622599413891249721775283479131515 
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