Pi prodigy George astounds friends and teachers at Witchford Village College by reciting 264 digits

PUBLISHED: 17:29 20 March 2017

George Henderson, a student in The Cabin - an autistic spectrum centre based at Witchford Village College - was crowned the Year 9 champion at this year's Pi-reciting competition.  He recited 264 digits.

George Henderson, a student in The Cabin - an autistic spectrum centre based at Witchford Village College - was crowned the Year 9 champion at this year's Pi-reciting competition. He recited 264 digits.

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A pi prodigy astounded his friends and teachers at Witchford Village College when he recited 264 digits of the mathematical equation.

George Henderson, a student in The Cabin - an autistic spectrum centre based at the college - was crowned the Year 9 champion across the college at the annual Pi-reciting competition.

As well as Pi badges and a Pi cake, George will be presented with a certificate and a prize.

Tracey Orchard, George’s key worker, said: “We are immensely proud of George’s effort and achievement and would like to thank all The Cabin staff that have supported George to reach this goal.”

This year’s competition attracted 24 contenders, who all memorised at least 20 decimal places, winning themselves a Pi badge.

“There were many notable performances,” added a spokesman for the college.

“Eva Ellsmore took the Year 7 title with 41 digits, a close-fought battle for the Year 8 title between Phoebe White and Matthew Lowe (who both recited over 100 digits) was won by Phoebe with 112 digits.”

What is Pi?

Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Regardless of the size of the circle, pi is always the same number. So, for any circle, dividing its circumference by its diameter will give you the exact same number: 3.14159…or pi.


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