News archive September 2003

Music department puts on two major concerts

29 September 2003

The Haileybury Music Department is putting on two major concerts over the next couple of weeks, including a contribution to this year's national 'Hospices in Harmony' project. 'Show Boat' & Spirituals, on Saturday 4 October, will see money raised for the local Isabel Hospice through a vibrant programme featuring the best of the music from the Broadway musical, Show Boat, alongside contemporary arrangements of popular spirituals and gospel songs. From Ol' Man River to Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, this promises to be an evening full  > more

Isabel named as runner-up in poetry competition

22 September 2003

Haileybury pupil Isabel McCann has been named as one of the runners-up in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award for 2003. The competition is one of the biggest of its kind in Britain and this year had more than 6 000 entries from writers between the ages of 11 and 18. She will attend the prize giving at The Royal Festival Hall on 9 October. Special guests at the party will include Roger McGough and Poet Laureate Andrew Motion. Isabel entered a selection of poems for the competition, most of which she says were inspired by the minutiae of school  > more

Shakespeare for all seasons

18 September 2003

Dr Pamela Mason, Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, visited Haileybury on Tuesday 16 September. Her lecture showed Haileybury at her diverse best, as the crowd of students who turned out to study two Shakespeare plays - Much Ado About Nothing and Othello - were largely wearing games clothes in preparation for going directly to sport! This was particularly appropriate since Shakespeare the living playwright, the man for all seasons (including, as demonstrated, the rugby season) was a focus of her  > more

One Day for Haileybury a success

18 September 2003

Tuesday's photographic celebration of Haileybury was deemed a fantastic success by organisers as pupils, staff and Old Haileyburians around the world amassed photographs depicting a typical day in their lives. The event will result in the best 350 photographs being published in a coffee table book, to be called "One Day for Haileybury". Proceeds from the book will go to the Attlee Foundation. Pupils from some boarding houses persuaded their housemistresses and housemasters to allow them out at dawn so they could capture  > more

Good start to lacrosse season

15 September 2003

Haileybury's 2003-2004 lacrosse season got off to a strong start last Saturday with both the 1st and 2nd teams setting tough precedents against St. Margaret's. The 1st team recorded a decisive victory of 16 to nil, with rookie point Katy Barker making her presence felt on the defensive end. The 2nd squad put together an impressive comeback in the second half but the final score was 5-9 despite their efforts. Match captain Shannon Gregory was impressively fierce on both her attack and defence. Well done to the teams.  > more

International cricketers feature at Haileybury

8 September 2003

More than 1 500 people were at Haileybury on Sunday 31 August to watch international cricket heroes such as Richie Richardson, Alvin Kallicharran, Shahid Afridi and Junior Murray take on a side from Ware (OH). The event was held in aid of the local side's attempt to raise enough funds to start work on their new pavilion. The day began with a 10-over match between the Lashings team and Hertfordshire's first registered disabled side, the Harriers, who restricted the international side to 16 for four. The disabled side soon overtook that  > more

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