News archive November 2003

Parents and Staff vs 1st XII Lacrosse match

24 November 2003

A special invitation is extended to all parents, grandparents, family, OHs and friends of Haileybury Lacrosse to join in the fun for the Parents and Staff match against the 1st XII and leavers on Saturday 10 January 2004. The match will take place at Haileybury with a 2.30 pm warm-up for a 3 pm start. Refreshments will be served afterwards. If you would like to participate, please phone Haileybury's Lacrosse Professional, Leticia Hernandez, on (01992) 441993.  > more

Post GCSE Trip

21 November 2003

A group of seventeen enthusiastic fifth-formers boarded the coach on the last Saturday of term for the long trip to Lake Biscarosse, south of Bordeaux in France. The journey was difficult but on arrival we quickly headed for the swimming pool and then later down to the beach. The programme of activities started the next day and over the course of the week the pupils took part in sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing and body boarding. Each day there was something different and the evening activities kept everyone busy  > more

Lacrosse against Benenden

17 November 2003

Last weekend saw Haileybury Lacrosse teams face off against Benenden, a consistently strong ranking school with a strong programme. Benenden showed their experience early in the game against the 1st XII, pulling out to an early start. Haileybury gained on them in the second half though, dominating the ball and firing several shots against their impenetrable goalie. Despite five shots by Persephone Bridgman Baker and three more attempts by Lauren Smith, the score was 0-9 for Benenden. The 2nd XII had a good beginning and played a strong  > more

Haileybury chef cooks up a storm

17 November 2003

Talented local school chef Stephen Humphries, 21, from Queens Road, Hertford, has been named Junior Chef of the Year 2003 by Compass Group, the world's largest foodservice organisation, after taking part in a live cook-off held at Windsor Racecourse in Berkshire. Stephen beat 10 other promising young chefs to the title at the national competition, which showcases the best fine dining culinary skills from among Compass Group's chefs working at nearly 9,000 foodservice contracts in the UK. Stephen, who works as a senior chef de partie  > more

Chapel Choir in 2nd round of BBC competition

17 November 2003

A chamber choir of 30 singers drawn from the Chapel Choir has been selected as one of only seven choirs from across the country to go through to the second round of the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year competition for secondary schools. The school will be visited by a BBC music consultant and a BBC cameraman/director on Tuesday 18 November to film their performances of the gospel song "Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit" and the hymn "Abide with Me" as they compete for selection for the final. Three schools will be chosen  > more

Sophie in National Youth Wind Orchestra

17 November 2003

Sophie Auster, Haileybury's senior clarinettist, has been selected to perform in the National Youth Wind Orchestra. The audition took place on 2 November at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Sophie says she went feeling hopeful as she felt her pieces were as good as she could make them. "However, on entering the room, I immediately felt as though I were in the wrong place. I tried to suppress my fear and the audition went well, but I came out certain that there was no hope for me, at least not this year. I had applied for the audition  > more

Clare Short lauds OH Attlee

17 November 2003

The Rt. Hon Clare Short MP delivered the 15th annual Attlee Memorial Lecture at Haileybury on 6 November 2003. Her topic was 'Leadership: Her Experiences'. She started her speech by delivering a tribute to Clement Attlee, the first post-WW2 Prime Minister, whom she holds in the highest regard. She went on to compare the leadership styles of Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Attlee, and came down firmly on the side of the more liberal Old Haileyburian. She continued her speech in a very well thought out manner, discussing even her delayed  > more

Second MUN win in a row for Haileybury

6 November 2003

Haileybury has cemented its place as one of the top three schools in the country when it comes to debating issues of world importance. We achieved this accolade at the recent 22nd annual Royal Russell Model United Nations conference, which was attended by over 60 schools and 500 people. Eleven Haileybury pupils, making up two teams, attended the gathering, known as one of the best MUN meetings in Britain, and competition was very high. The lead team was representing Spain while the second team represented Venezuela. Five Haileybury  > more

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