News archive February 2002

London Marathon

14 February 2002

Four members of the Haileybury community will be pounding the streets of London in April for their chosen charities. Three of the four are from Edmonstone House - Alister Bartholomew (Housemaster), Ian Sheldon (Assistant Housemaster) and James Battersby (U6, Head of House) will all be running. James Battersby, who also took part in the Great North Run in September last year, will be running for the school charity - The Children's Trust. This is a national charity working with severely brain-damaged children to re-stimulate their  > more

Thomason House Play

7 February 2002

In the place of the annual Arts Evening this year, Thomason entertained pupils, parents and friends with the production of 'Black Comedy' by Peter Shaffer on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February. This engaging comedy, full of confusion, deceit and farce, was produced by James Kazi, Assistant Housemaster, and involved almost all of the boys and tutors in the house whether as actors, creating the set, organising make up or backstage. The Saturday night performance was the Thomason Gala Night, with all boys in the house and their parents  > more

Researchers in Residence

6 February 2002

Haileybury are currently taking part in the Researchers in Residence Scheme sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University. The Scheme enables PhD students to work in schools, bringing their research experience to bear on the development of new practicals for sixth formers. Lower Sixth IB pupils at Haileybury are working with Sarah Graves, a student from University College, London, on practicals involving insecticide resistance in aphids. Sarah works through the national agricultural research station at Rothamsted and her visits  > more

Radio 4

6 February 2002

Tom Williams (Thomason, U6) took part in a Radio 4 debate on "The Learning Curve" programme on Tuesday 29th January. He joined presenters Libby Purvis and Andrew Littlejohn as part of a panel of three students deliberating the merits of GNVQs, the IB and the new AS/A2 system. Tom said, "There wasn't really time to be nervous. It was very interesting to have the opinions of an Oxford don and a respresentative from the Government as well as the experiences of the other two students." Tom studies the AS/A2 system at Haileybury  > more

Ladies Rugby

6 February 2002

Karen Andrews was recently selected to play rugby in the Ladies England A team against Spain in Barcelona. Karen, who teaches geography at Haileybury, played fly half in what turned out to be a very close game. England won 10-5. This is not the first time that Karen has been selected to play for England. Amongst others, last summer she played for a select side in the European Championships in Lille, France. The "relatively inexperienced, young" side made it through to the third and fourth play off games beating France at home  > more

MUN The Hague

6 February 2002

15 students made up the Haileybury delegation to The Hague last week. 7 boys and 8 girls from Lower and Upper Sixth took part in what is the largest conference of its type in the world, this year attended by over 3,800 students from 104 countries, some as far afield as Australia and Zambia. Charlie Hudleston (Colvin U6) featured in the Press delegation, working as part of a team putting together news and photos into a quality daily magazine for the conference. She was lucky enough to be given the assignment to cover the main guest speaker, the  > more

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