News archive May 2002

'Were You There?'

30 May 2002

The Chapel Choir's recent CD recording has now arrived in school and will be available for sale on Pavilion at Speech Day for £10. The disc features the Chapel Choir, conducted by Peter Davis and accompanied by Derek Longman, and organ solos performed by Simon Lascelles and Peter Davis. The CD includes many of the works perfomed by the choir in concerts and services over the past year. The full track listing is available below. If you would like to order a copy, the details can be found through the link below.  > more

Theatre Group

28 May 2002

Haileybury's Experimental Theatre Group have been invited to perform at The Pleasance, one of Edinburgh Festival's three main venues this summer. They will perform 'Out of Character' - a dramatic work written by Zachary Dunbar, Haileybury's Artist in Residence in response to the work of the Children's Trust. The group are also performing the work in two major London venues in October.  > more

MBE Investiture

27 May 2002

Charles Monk, Senior Master at Haileybury and Contingent Commander in charge of the Combined Cadet Force, received the honour of the MBE (Military) in the New Year's Honours List this year for his sterling services to the Haileybury CCF. He, accompanied by his wife Alison and daughter Sarah, was presented with his medal at Buckingham Palace recently.  > more

Sponsored Swim

27 May 2002

In a supreme effort on 3rd May, all pupils from the Lower School took part in a sponsored swim raising £2100 for The Neuroblastoma Society. The Neuroblastoma Society is a charity supporting families of children suffering from this form of child cancer. The Lower School were particularly pleased to support this charity as a cousin of the Lower School Prefect sadly died from the disease at the age of 9.  > more

GAP Scholarship

27 May 2002

Congratulations to joint Head of School, Richard Dimock (B) who has been awarded a GAP Scholarship. This takes the form of a course organised by the Smallpeice Trust, called The Smallpeice Engineering Careers Foundation Year. With only 30 places available on the scheme, the competition for a place was very tough. He will spend the first three months at Plymouth University on a basic engineering course which includes computer-aided design (CAD) and information technology. This is followed by a time in a European Language School in  > more

Achilles Relays

10 May 2002

The senior boys 4 x 100m relay team came 2nd in the Achilles Relays (the biggest independent schools' relay competition) held at Iffley Road, Oxford on 9th May. Charlie Desmond (BFr), Yuki Omenai (B), Jide Chinsman (H) and Chris Wyles (Tr) beat the winning team in the heats which was the first time they had ever been beaten but were unable to repeat that again in the final. The team that won actually beat the competition record in the final. Haileybury entered a girls' team for the first time and they went on to qualify for the final in the 4 x 100m.  > more

House Athletics

9 May 2002

Thursday 2nd May saw some excellent performances at the House Athletics at Wodson Park in Ware. In the Senior 100m two athletes achieved times that would qualify for National Standard awards if achieved in July's Nationals. It was an incredible race given that the 3rd and 4th place qualified for the Nationals too. This must have been one of the fastest races seen in Haileybury's history and missed the school record by .02 of a second. Congratulations to Charlie Desmond (BFr), Yuki Omenai (B), Jide Chinsman (H) and Chris Wyles (Tr). Another  > more

Barcelona Art Trip

1 May 2002

"For one to fully appreciate the subtle architectural nuances of a building or understand the full meaning of a painter's work, his choices and his intent, it is necessary to view the work in the context of the artist's world." During April, sixteen Art and History of Art students were given the unique opportunity to view first-hand the work of famous Spanish artists such as Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali on the bi-annual Art Department trip to Barcelona. The trip, led by History of Art teacher Sarah  > more

USA Real Tennis Success

1 May 2002

During the Easter holidays Howard Angus, Haileybury's rackets professional, represented Great Britian in the Cockram Trophy in New York for the World Over 50's Amateur Real Tennis Team event. He played the No 1 string singles for his side. In the final against USA, Britian won 4 matches out of 5, winning all three singles matches and one of the two doubles rubbers. Howard, with 4 semi-finals and 4 finals over the two days managed to record wins in the Over 40's Singles and Doubles and the Over 50's Singles. This was Howard's swan-song on the  > more

Lord Douglas Hurd

1 May 2002

Lord Hurd, former Conservative Foreign Secretary in John Major's Government, spoke to Haileybury's International Society on Tuesday 23rd April, delivering the fifth annual East India Lecture to scholars of the school, staff, parents and friends. Lord Hurd began by speaking about the political situation in France as well as other current issues such as those surrounding Saddam Hussein in Iraq. His main topic however was the problems in the Middle East, highlighting the complexity of the issues at stake and Britain's moral and historical  > more

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