MAWA are hosting a brand-new competition this year! For too many years, regional schools have been unable to compete in a Have Sum Fun face-to-face competition. We want to change that, but recognise coordinating a localised competition for schools over such vast distances is impractical and will take time. But we don’t want students to miss out in the meantime, therefore:
Have Sum Fun LIVE is born…
What’s happening in 2021?
On Wednesday 1 December 2021 (Term 4 – Week 8), the MAWA Office in Mirrabooka will bring you a Zoom competition where all teams in all competitions will take on all participating schools in regional WA at the same time!
Where can we take part in Have Sum Fun LIVE?
If there are clusters schools you coordinate with, schools can have a multi-school venue, much like the larger metropolitan competitions, otherwise, each school can host teams in the comfort of their own classrooms.
What do we need?
All your classroom/hall will need is a webcam/camera set via the Zoom call to provide a live stream of your participants for the competition. This way, all schools and areas in WA can be part of something groundbreaking. MAWA will send all question papers and competition materials.
How will it work?
MAWA will run the timings of the rounds, share the answers for year competition and each round on the stream.
All you will need to do is send a photo of each team’s question papers at the end of each round, for MAWA to mark and enter into a live scoreboard to display after each round.
The future of Have Sum Fun LIVE
We are invested in HSF LIVE growing to include all regions in WA. Initially, setting dates for HSF LIVE will mean the regional events are stand-alone competitions from the Metropolitan edition, but over the coming years, hopefully even by 2023, the coordination of all participating schools will enable us to run them within a close enough window to combine the competitions.
2022 Competition Dates
19 September – Years 5-6 (9:00am-11:30am)
5 December – Years 7-8 & Years 9-10 (9:00am-11:30am)
In the long term, a regular establishment of cluster schools will enable us to run a full face-to-face edition of HSF, but with the opportunity for live stream to all venues, we hope HSF LIVE to be the future for all competitions, so students can be part of a truly state-wide event.