News archive November 2004

Haileybury Lacrosse Prague Tour 2005

30 November 2004

The 1st and 2nd Lacrosse teams are raising money for a tour to Prague next year and would like to invite you to a Parents and Staff match against the 1st XII on 8 January 2005 at 2:30pm. Last year, a similar event proved great fun (by the way, the result was a stunning 7-7 draw with absolutely no help from the ref!) Even if you choose not to play, there will be several other terrific activities for all to enjoy, such as the Silent Auction of the following: Manchester United Box Seats Haileybury Lacrosse Jackets and team wear Domestic Services (charity  > more

Comfortable lacrosse win over King's

29 November 2004

Haileybury's lacrosse teams had a successful weekend of matchplay. The 1st XII secured a comfortable win over King's School in Canterbury, with a pleasing 11-4 result. Our defensive end was on show as fierce shut downs and smooth turnovers became the order of the day. The 2nd XII won their match 6-5. It was a rough game throughout with tough checks from both sides. Katorina Nau made her début at the defence wing position, practically sealing her side of the pitch. The 3rd XII lost their game 0-6 to a seasoned U15 team from King's School  > more

1st XII go down to St George's

22 November 2004

We travelled the short distance to Harpenden last Saturday to face off against St. George's. The Haileybury 1st XII knew they had a fight on their hands because of the result of the last time these teams played. At the county tournament, St George's had underestimated our squad in the first crucial moments of that game and our side didn't let up the pressure, costing them the 1st place seed in our pool. St George's rates as one of the top schools in our county so this was quite a bitter pill for them. This must have been fresh in their minds at the  > more

2004 Festival of Art opens

18 November 2004

Haileybury's annual Festival of Art, which celebrates the talents of artists of all ages and raises funds for the Isabel Hospice, opened to great fanfare on Wednesday. Dozens of people from the local community came to see a wide range of exhibits in assorted media, from watercolour painting to welded metal sculpture. The setting of the venue, the Attlee Room, provided an intimate atmosphere which set off the work to its best advantage. The chair of the Isobel Hospice, John Lockhart, commented that the work on show looked great, and he  > more

XIII Haileybury Assembly 'gratifying'

18 November 2004

The XIIIth Haileybury Assembly, the Political Society's Mock Parliament, took place on Tuesday. Two motions were laid before the House, on abortion and on the smacking of children. Both elicited a high standard of debate, with lots of research and good preparation evident from some very erudite and fluent speakers. James Shepherd, in particular, dominated the chamber with his eloquence and style, but others shone too - like James Skinner, who was reasoned, academic and impressive. George Warren and Luke Mason were both serious,  > more

1st XII pull off win against Benenden

15 November 2004

The lacrosse teams faced Benenden last weekend, taking the field aggressively. The 1st XII held up its end, producing a 9 - 5 win. The girls have been practising offensive set plays but these have yet to materialise in matches. It must be said that the spontaneous teamwork that has become their routine is still very much helping them best their opponents. The 2nd XII had a very strong start in what appeared to be a beatable team. Kasita Rochanakorn did her bit in the offensive end but in the end the Benenden midfield sealed that match for their  > more

Lacrosse wins against Norwich HS and Oakham

8 November 2004

The lacrosse teams had a very good showing last weekend, with a double-header against Norwich High School and Oakham. Despite the injured or sick list growing, the 1st XII maintained their standard of play beautifully. Emily Bowden-Eyre, the 2nd XII captain, filled at 3rd man and kept our zone defence virtually impenetrable. The first half showed our midfield to be decidedly scrappy at times, but the squad soon got its rhythm set. The team's fitness allowed them to more than make up for the lost minutes and the final score showed a 11-1  > more

Chapel Chamber Choir does it again

4 November 2004

Members of the Haileybury Chapel Chamber Choir have done it again! Following their phenomenal success in last year's BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year competition where they came a close second nationally, we've just heard that the choir has again been picked as one of the last seven schools in the 2005 competition. This is on the basis of a short recording we submitted before half term consisting of a hymn (Be thou my vision) and a religious piece (I will sing with the Spirit, by John Rutter). The second round involves the competition's  > more

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