As part of their circle topic in Maths, pupils in Years 7 and 8 recreated the Buffon’s Needle Experiment, a process used to estimate the value of Pi.
Buffon’s needle is one of the oldest problems in geometric probability. First stated in 1777 by Georges-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon, it involves dropping a needle onto a series of parallel lines (often described as a collection of parallel wooden floor boards).

A remarkable outcome of this analysis is that the probabilities involved are directly related to Pi and four pupils got very close to Pi!