Hans Woyda is a challenging mathematics competition contested by over 60 schools around London. Contestants answer questions under intense time pressure, against an opposing team. In an early stage of the competition, Harrow's Mathematics team - comprising boys from the Shell (Year 9) to Sixth Form - secured first place in their group with a hard-fought victory of 52 points to 45, over tough opponents University College School. The team now progresses to the knock-out stages of the competition next term.
Harrow's Senior Mathematics team also competed in the regional final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge at Longdean School. The Challenge is jointly organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme. Entrants compete against teams from other schools and colleges from their region, and the competition tests mathematical, communication and teamwork skills. The Harrow team produced a near-faultless performance, dropping only two points from a total of nearly 200, to win the competition and qualify for the national final at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London, on Tuesday 5 February.