Students in Thurston put Pi theory to the test in eye-catching activity

Students at Thurston Community College take part in a Pi exercise by forming human circles ANL-150317-114000001
Students at Thurston Community College take part in a Pi exercise by forming human circles ANL-150317-114000001
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College students have been putting the theory of Pi to the test in an eye-catching exercise forming human circles.

To celebrate national Pi Day, eight groups of maths students at Thurston Community College created circles with their arms outstretched.

Deep Learning Day at Thurston Community College ANL-150317-114506001

Deep Learning Day at Thurston Community College ANL-150317-114506001

Classes hypothesised the circumference of a circle and the activity was recorded by a camera drone.

Billy Adamson, head of mathematics, said: “I’m thrilled with the outcome of our planning and know that by completing exciting activities such as these, students will remember the topic for years to come.”

Meanwhile, students threw themselves into a range of challenging activities for the college’s second ‘Deep Learning Day’ of the year.

Year 7 looked at the effects of bullying and watched a powerful drama workshop as Year 8 investigated the world of work. At the Year 9 Trade and Enterprise Fair, students traded products which they had developed in their personal finance lessons. Their efforts were judged by local entrepreneurs and the Mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Robert Everitt.

Year 10 looked at political process and Year 11 focussed on their English and maths skills.