First Round Hans Woyda Win
The Bancroft’s team started their campaign in the group stages of this year’s Hans Woyda Maths Competition Cup with an away match against Chigwell School on Tuesday 1 October. The team of Daffodil Dhayaa (L4), Seyon Uthayakumar (U4, who was playing “up” against a Year 11), Kavin Vijayakumar (L6) and Captain Joanne Pham (U6) won convincingly 43-25. Well done!
Hans Woyda is London’s most prestigious and hotly contested schools’ Maths competition. Sixty four schools take part: a mixture of state and private schools. Each team is made up of four pupils; one of whom is in year 7 to 9 (3rds – L4), one GCSE pupil (U4 or 5ths), one year 12 (L6) and one year 13 (U6). The competition is a mixture of individual, paired and group questions. Initially each school plays against their three local schools, before the winner of the group stage progresses to a knockout stage and the runner-up into the plate competition.