After spending countless hours on seat attempting the questions, Walvis Bay Cluster finally emerged winner of the 2019 Bank Windhoek Coastal Math’s Challenge championships during the second and final round which comprised of three papers: an individual speed test, multiple-choice test, and a team Test.
The rounds saw the Walvis Bay and the Swakopmund cluster schools grade 8, 9 and 10 learners compete for the top prize. A total of 72 students from 14 different schools took part in the second and final round of the competition.
In grade 8’s individual category, Edwina Kamatoto from Walvis Bay Private High School won gold. While in the grade 9’s individual category Sebastian Garrard from Private School Swakopmund took home the gold award. Dylan Kreiner also from Private School Swakopmund, took away the gold medal as the winner of the grade 10’s individual category.
“Am grateful to Bank Windhoek for coming on board and sponsoring the Bank Windhoek Coastal Maths Challenge,” said Magret Courtney-Clarke, the initiator and organizer of the Bank Windhoek Coastal Maths Challenge. “With their support, we were able to continue with this long tradition challenging coastal schools to do their best in the competition.”
Commenting on the competition, André le Roux, PR Manager at Bank Windhoek said, “Bank Windhoek believes that by investing in the Coastal Maths Challenge, we are investing in the future of the next generation. There is a lot of discussion about the future of jobs and the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but by being equipped with mathematics and problem solving as a core skill, the future looks brighter for students. Congratulations to the organizers for a well-executed event.”
Meanwhile, for the third time back-to-back Private School Swakopmund has walked away as winners for the Best Performing School.