News Godolphin mathematicians put through their paces in Hans Woyda Competition 04.11.2021

Just before half-term, a Godolphin and Latymer team of Frida (Year 9), Mai (Year 11), Ingrid (Lower Sixth) and Freja (Upper Sixth) travelled to St Paul’s School for the first round of the Hans Woyda Competition, a prestigious mathematics event for London schools.

With the competition unable to run in full for the last two years, it was fantastic to have its return to the School calendar. A match against the reigning champions, St Paul’s School, was always going to be tough opening fixture but it only heightened the excitement to get the competition underway. The two teams were put through their paces in seven sections of questions to answer within a time limit and all four girls contributed well to the Team section. The final section is the only one where the two teams compete against each other in a race and, with one answer a millisecond quicker than their team, Godolphin impressively clinched this section 6–4 in an exciting tête-à-tête.

St Paul’s won the match 47–23 but the team should be proud of their performance and can look to use the experience gained in this tricky fixture in their next two matches.