STUDENTS at a secondary school on Walney feasted on a whole range of delicious pies all in celebration of the global event known as Pi Day.

Walney School hosted a days celebration yesterday (March 14) for Pi Day a special event held annually across the globe to celebrate the mathematical constant Pi.

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.

The days celebration offers a perfect opportunity for math enthusiasts and students to come together to recite the infinite digits of Pi, as well as engaging in fun mathematical activities and of course a chance to eat more pies.

This year children across all years at Walney School took part. Year 7 and Year 8 students were encouraged to get creative with their knowledge of circles, formulas, key words and circle theorems in a fun activity called 'Decorate Mr Circle with the keywords.'

Year 9,10 and 11 kids also took part in a fun 'Keywords and Formulae Quiz' as well as interactive video sessions introducing Pi Day and other activities.

Kids were not alone either, the catering team at the school also got involved creating a whole range of delicious pies for all the staff and students to eat, from chicken and mushroom pies to minced beef and onion pies.

The day went down a storm with all the school taking part. Maths teacher, Mark Ingham was leading the day helping to facilitate and organise lots of the different activities across the school.

"I was immensely pleased with the way our pupils have engaged with Pi Day and very proud of their efforts", said Mr Ingham.

"The whole day went really well with lots of different activities on offer and it is great for the all the children to get involved in something a little different at school. It also helps to raise awareness about the significance that mathematics plays in our society."

Preston Lowden from year seven said how much he enjoyed the day and although he is not too keen on pies he still found enough room for an apple pie.