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Planet Math apologises after ‘free pies for Pi Day’ falls short

Let them eat pie? Plans to deliver pies to all primary school students yesterday fell short. (File photograph)

Planet Math has apologised after falling short on a promise yesterday to deliver free pies to all primary schoolchildren to mark Pi Day.

Pi Day falls on March 14 — 3.14 — and the tutoring service Planet Math teamed up with Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers to offer a day of events to mark the day, including the delivery of free pies to primary schools.

Planet Math said: “However, the highlight of the day, the free gift of pies for all primary kids, did not go according to plan. We were very disappointed to learn that the delivery of pies were delayed in some cases or not completed in others.

“We sincerely apologise for any frustration that this may have caused. We cannot undo what happened yesterday with the delivery problem, but as an organisation we have always been committed to providing amazing events for kids and fulfilling our promises.”

The Planet Math statement said the remaining pies will be delivered to the seven schools that missed out today, and the organisers were hoping to provide “something extra” next week for the kids who did not receive their orders yesterday.

Pies will be delivered today to Francis Patton, Northlands, BHS, MSA, Victor Scott, West Pembroke and Prospect Primary.

The statement said: “We, the Planet Math family, take full responsibility for this. While we planned this day to honour and celebrate pi with the goal of fostering the love and appreciation of mathematics in a fun way, the Planet Math executive team acknowledges that this part of the celebration fell through and frustrated many people. We also want to make it clear that it is no fault of the schools, teachers or administrators.”

Some parts of the day went better, with a radio show highlighting the mathematical number pi and various careers in maths, Bermuda's pi memorisation champion presenting a live demonstration of 1,000 digits of pi for all kids to watch and a talk by a young Bermudian actuarial analyst who talked about her journey to becoming an actuary.

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Published March 15, 2023 at 11:45 am (Updated March 15, 2023 at 7:25 pm)

Planet Math apologises after ‘free pies for Pi Day’ falls short

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