News archive March 2002

Battlefields Trip

21 March 2002

In early March 105 pupils from the Removes (Year 9) visited the World War 1 battlefields of Picardy and Flanders. On the first day they visited sites around the valley of the Somme, scene of one of the bloodiest and most tragic battles in British military history; Vimy Ridge, where the trench lines were at their closest point; Newfoundland Park, scene of the massacre of one of the Canadian regiments and preserved as a memorial to their deaths and Thiepval, the massive monument to the Allied soldiers with no grave. The second day took them  > more

Cancer Awareness Week

20 March 2002

Haileybury are staging a Cancer Awareness Week from Monday 15th April action-packed with activities. The general public, students, parents and friends are warmly invited to join in with what promises to be a very informative as well as entertaining week. The aim of the week is to raise cancer awareness throughout the school and local area at the same time as generating donations towards charitable funds. The school will be raising funds to support two major cancer charities - Cancer Research UK and The Orchid Cancer Appeal. The Charities  > more

Senior Lacrosse

19 March 2002

Haileybury's senior lacrosse team took second place during the National Small Schools Tournament this weekend - 16th March - losing only to the 1st place Marlborough College in the final 6-1. The team's four victories over Malvern College, St. James' School, St. Mary's and North Foreland Lodge were well-deserved and convincing. Haileybury's Lacrosse Professional, Meghan Genovese commented, "The team really came together in the time spent preparing for play, and their enthusiasm bodes extremely well for next year's lacrosse  > more

School Confirmation

19 March 2002

On Saturday 16th March the Bishop of Bedford, The Rt. Revd. John Richardson came to Haileybury to conduct our annual Service of Confirmation. This year we had a great increase in the number of candidates which represented all years and most houses. Thirty two were confirmed in all and the Service was followed by a lunch for 350 parents, godparents and friends in Big School where the Master presented the Bishop with a token of our appreciation and best wishes for his forthcoming retirement.  > more

Haileybury MUN

14 March 2002

Haileybury hosted the Model United Nations over the weekend of the 9th and 10th March. 405 delegates were welcomed from countries as far afield as USA - California, Greece and Holland. A wide variety of issues were on the debating agenda such as 'The preservation of peace in the Balkan States', The disposal of radioactive and toxic waste', 'The peaceful use of Outer Space' and 'The role of UN peacekeepers in African conflict'. The MUN at Haileybury is an annual event and is affiliated to The Hague Model United Nations (THIMUN). Haileybury  > more

Young Scientists

13 March 2002

Thursday 7th March saw some 50 young scientists from prep schools all over the south east of England competing for the much-coveted Haileybury Science Challenge Awards. The object of the day was to save Indiana Jones (played by Oliver Miller -Hailey U6) from danger. To do this the youngsters, all aged 11, had to perform experiments in biology, chemistry and physics designed to test their scientific skills. Tasks included providing an antidote to the poisoned chalice, determining the DNA of Professor Sour Claw and finally rescuing  > more

Rugby Winners

13 March 2002

Congratulations to our Senior Sevens Squad who won the Middlesex Schools Sevens Tournament on Sunday 10th March. In their Pool matches they beat Bedford Modern 19-14, and St. Benedict's, Ealing (last year's winners) 35-10. In the Quarter final they beat Latymer Upper School 21-10, before beating Hampton, reputedly one of the strongest Sevens teams in the London area, in a closely-fought semi final; 19-10. The final was against Eton and proved to be another close encounter resulting in a 12-7 win. The Squad have played in two other Sevens  > more

St. John's, Smith Square

6 March 2002

This year Haileybury's musicians travelled to a new London concert venue at a different time of year - and the resulting concert at St. John's, Smith Square on Thursday 28th February was a resounding success. The audience was treated first of all to a light aperitif in the form of Shostakovich's First Jazz Suite played by the chamber ensemble. The String Orchestra presented a rarely-heard work - Sibelius' Romance in C - alongside a brand new work by Haileybury's Head of Strings, Temperaments. The strength and musicianship (and size!)  > more

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