It was a fantastic day for our Secondary School students this Tuesday 14 March. Students at school had been practising memorising the digits of Pi to as many decimal places as possible, and a select group of 16 attended a school challenge at Qatar Leadership Academy in Al Khor.
Our students were pitted against local and Doha-based schools, and throughout the day demonstrated a tenacity and eagerness for the activities that made them a tough challenge for any other school. Our students were broken into three groups, with one designing a Pi Day T-shirt, and two groups taking part in age-appropriate Maths jeopardy challenges.
Students at all stages worked as a team to put their best efforts forward, and while all work done that day made us proud, we were simultaneously overjoyed and disappointed with the narrow margin by which our Year 7 and 8 boys lost their final to Al Khor International School.
As part of our continual push to expose students to broader academic pursuits, this was a great day for students to leave the class and take everything they learn with them. Please watch this space for the upcoming UKMT challenge all Year 7 and 8 students will be taking part in.